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18 November 2010

Vegetable-rich diet linked to lower fracture risk

Older women who eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may have a lower likelihood of suffering a bone fracture than those who pass on such healthy fare.

Older women who eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may have a lower likelihood of suffering a bone fracture than those who pass on such healthy fare, a new study suggests.

But people consume food, not isolated nutrients, noted Dr Lisa Langsetmo of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, the lead researcher on the new study. And little has been known about how overall diet patterns are related to fracture risk.

 
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