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Healthy diet linked to lower hip-fracture risk in U.S. women
by Mary Gillis
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2 March 2018
On 2 March 2018 Reuters reported:
Eating an overall healthy diet is tied to a lower risk of hip fracture among women over age 50, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed decades' worth of dietary and health data for more than 100,000 U.S. men and women. They found that women who scored highest on the American Healthy Eating Index-2010 (AHEI) scale were about 13 percent less likely to experience a hip fracture than those whose diets over time scored lowest on that quality measure.
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Past research has often focused on particular nutrients or certain foods when examining the effect of diet on osteoporosis and resulting hip fractures, [lead author Diane Feskanich of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston] noted. ...
Feskanich and colleagues rated the study participants' diets over time according to three well-regarded scales of diet quality: The AHEI, the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and The Alternative Mediterranean Diet Score. All three scales award points for fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and other healthy foods. Points are withheld or even deducted if a diet includes high levels of red and processed meats, sodium, or sugar-laden beverages.
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