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Largo Back Pain Sufferers May Benefit from Fiber to Improve Nutrient Absorption

“Youth is wasted on the young.” Ever heard that? Hollstrom & Associates Inc supposes that there is a bit of truth in that for all of us - and especially our Largo spines - as we age. When we’re young, our bodies require our attention more than we realize. Our youthful bones and spines and bodies require good nutrition so that our older bones and spine and bodies are fit when we desire living our lives less painfully and more fully. Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares what Largo chiropractic patients can do now to address bone mineral density (BMD) issues, regardless of their current age.

BMD AND OSTEOPOROSIS: BUILD BMD WHILE YOUNG

Optimizing peak bone mass early in life may drop osteoporosis risk later in life. A recent study stated that Vitamin D and calcium in females positively affected bone mineral density into young adulthood. Intakes of phosphorous and the calcium:phosphorous ratio at adolescence for females negatively influenced BMD in young adulthood. Calcium intake in adolescent males strongly negatively influenced BMD in the lumbar spine at young adulthood. Other leading factors were body weight at adolescence and young adulthood which positively influenced BMD. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc cannot stress enough just how vital nutrition is for their future health. 

BENEFITS OF IMPROVED NUTRITION BEYOND BETTER BONE MINERAL DENSITY

Osteoporosis is a disease of older folks that results from youthful (in)attention. Low serum levels of vitamin D in osteoporotic women tend to have an heightened chance of having any kind of cancer and breast cancer. (2) Calcium intake during the teen years of life is important to decrease the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Teen girls absorb calcium better: 326mg in teenage girls versus just 73mg in older women of 1332 mg taken daily. Even more problematic is that teen girls’ daily intake of calcium is far lower than what it should be. Increasing bone mass by only 5% reduces the risk of fracture by 40%. (3) Getting healthy bones is subject to more than just calcium and vitamin D though. Deficiencies of vitamins B, C, E, and K as well as retinol compromise the health of bone. (4) Hollstrom & Associates Inc presents these findings to encourage us all to boost intake of nutrients to build bone mass initially and support it later to keep it healthy.

IMPROVE ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS

Hollstrom & Associates Inc knows that kids and their families want to be sure that their nutritional efforts will be of value. TIP: Dietary fiber may increase the body’s absorption of calcium but does it in different ways for older men and women. Higher intake of dietary fiber and fruit fiber was protective against bone loss in men but not women. Fiber from vegetables was protective against spine bone loss in women but not men. Cereal fiber or nut and legume fiber improvements did not associate with bone loss in either men or women. Higher dietary fiber may decrease bone loss in men. (5) Who would have thought that fiber would have anything to do with bone mineral density? Hollstrom & Associates Inc supposes that many of our Largo chiropractic patients would not have!

FIBER’S DEFENSE OF MEN’S BMD

Fortunately, there are some very alert researchers and doctors around! They found that fiber intake was a protective factor of lumbar spine BMD in men aged 18 and 45 years of age but not in females. In men over 65 years, nutrient intake showed no effect on BMD. In women between 18 and 45, fiber didn’t show a significant effect on BMDs, but daily fat intake did significantly. (6) An interesting side note: A new study refutes the idea that BMD may be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation in youth, but a new study debunked that idea. (7) However, there is evidence in the medical literature that stresses the overall benefit of nutrition - and now fiber intake in men - on the well-being of the body, its bones and its spine.

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Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares research about benefit of fiber for nutrient absorption and osteoporosis prevention/bone mineral density improvement. 
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