Nutritional Interventions in Osteoporosis

Susan J. Whiting, PhD; Hassanali Vatanparast, MD


Geriatrics and Aging. 2005;8(9):14-20. 

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Nutrients Reviewed in 2002 with No Evidence for Special Consideration

The essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, may affect bone, but no human trials or observational studies have been done. No inhibitory effect of dietary fibre on calcium absorption has been reported.[1]

Many mineral elements such as magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, phosphate, boron, strontium, and manganese have known functions related to tissue synthesis and, in some cases, bone formation. Recommended intakes for these minerals should be met through sufficient food intake, or supplements could be added if necessary.


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