Osteoporosis

24 January 2008

Weekly tip – Fat takes a toll on your bones

Saturated fats have long been linked to an increased risk for heart disease. Now, research suggests that these unhealthy fats could also affect your bone health.

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Saturated fats have long been linked to an increased risk for heart disease. Now, research suggests that these unhealthy fats could also affect your bone health.

Take action:
Limit foods high in saturated fat, such as cream, butter and fatty meats. Instead choose foods low in this type of fat. Here are some helpful tips: eat a variety of fruits and vegetables; eat a variety of grain products, including whole grains; eat fish at least twice a week, particularly fatty fish (e.g. salmon or mackerel); include fat-free and low-fat milk products, legumes (e.g. beans), skinless poultry and lean meats (e.g. ostrich); choose fats and oils with 2g or less saturated fat per tablespoon, such as tub margarine, canola, soy and olive oils.

Read more: Confused about fats?

 

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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