'Make sure to get your 5 fruit and veg a day to keep hip fractures at bay'

Hip fracture is the commonest severe damage amongst adults, and present tips for prevention focus largely on taking calcium, vitamin D and a excessive protein food plan.

Greater than 75,000 individuals undergo hip fractures within the UK annually. With common hospital stays of practically three weeks and ongoing care and help, the damage prices the NHS and social-care system round £1billion yearly.

Older individuals with weak bone construction are most in danger, typically after a fall, however girls of all ages are disproportionately vulnerable.

Researchers at Leeds College have concluded that many dietary components have the potential to cut back or heighten the danger of sustaining a hip fracture, though extra analysis is required to substantiate this.

The Leeds analysis group appeared into the connection between varied meals, vitamins and diets and the danger of hip fracture.


Some meals thought to help bone well being turned out to not, the research additionally discovered
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Surprisingly, the clearest hyperlink ­recognized was that fruit and greens can assist scale back the danger of hip fracture by round 8%.

Some protecting results had been discovered when individuals adopted particular wholesome diets, such because the ­various wholesome consuming index and the Mediterranean food plan, or had the next consumption of yoghurt, protein, fruit and greens.

Dangerous results had been noticed for heavy alcohol consumption and vitamin A.

Surprisingly, some meals thought to help bone well being turned out to not. No impact was noticed for different meals or vitamins, together with most dairy merchandise and calcium.

Lead creator James Webster, a postgraduate researcher from the College of Meals Science, stated: “Weight-reduction plan has the potential to cut back the danger of hip fracture all through life.

“We might assist individuals scale back their threat of this damage by consuming or avoiding sure meals.”


Fruit and veg could possibly be the important thing to maintaining hip fractures at bay
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Professor Janet Cade, additionally from the College of Meals Science and Leeds analysis group head, stated: “Bringing all of the proof on food plan and threat of hip fracture collectively helps spotlight what is understood. Whereas the variety of population-based research was restricted, we discovered that fruit and greens is likely to be protecting”.

The analysis group is now embarking on a research of dietary components linked to hip fracture threat, involving round 30,000 girls from the UK, and utilizing NHS information.

It will embody assessing the impression of consuming animal merchandise and fruit and veg and consuming a vegetarian food plan.

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