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Longevity Briefs: Acid-base balance in your diet might be important for osteoporotic health

Posted on 4 September 2020

Longevity briefs provides a short summary of a novel research that caught the attention of our Oxford researchers due, to its potential to improve our health, wellbeing, and longevity.

Why is this research important: It is a well-known fact that unbalanced diet is a risk to health. High in sugar and fats diet can increase chances of strokes, heart attacks, diabetes and various other morbidities. However, are there other components of a diet that we must be mindful of?

What did the researchers do: In this article, researchers investigated food habits, an acid load of a diet and bone density of more than 25,000 people

Key takeaway(s) from this research: It was discovered that higher contents of acidic food are associated with higher risks of bone fractures and decreased bone density. However, results were inconsistent among different age groups and site of bone fractures.


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