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

“Youth is wasted on the young.” Ever heard that? Wilson Family Chiropractic supposes that there is a bit of truth in that for all of us - and particularly our Millville spines - as we age. When we’re young, our bodies require our attention more than we realize. Our youthful bones and spines and bodies need good nutrition so that our older bones and spine and bodies are fit when we want to live our lives less painfully and more fully. Wilson Family Chiropractic shares what Millville chiropractic patients can do now to deal with bone mineral density (BMD) issues, no matter their current age.

BMD AND OSTEOPOROSIS: BUILD BMD WHILE YOUNG

Elevating peak bone mass early in life may decrease osteoporosis risk later in life. A recent report wrote 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 affected 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 affected BMD. (1) Wilson Family Chiropractic cannot emphasize 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 people that results from youthful (in)attention. Low serum levels of vitamin D in osteoporotic women have a tendency to have an heightened chance of having any kind of cancer and breast cancer. (2) Calcium intake during the teen years of life is vital to decrease the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Teen girls absorb calcium more effectively: 326mg in teenage girls versus just 73mg in older women of 1332 mg taken a day. Even more concerning is that teen girls’ daily intake of calcium is way lower than what it should be. Enhancing bone mass by only 5% reduces the risk of fracture by 40%. (3) Attaining healthy bones depends on more than just calcium and vitamin D however. Deficiencies of vitamins B, C, E, and K as well as retinol disrupt bone’s health. (4) Wilson Family Chiropractic 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

Wilson Family Chiropractic understands that kids and their families want to be sure that their nutritional efforts will be of value. TIP: Dietary fiber may raise the body’s absorption of calcium but does it in different ways for older men and women. Greater 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 increases didn’t 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? Wilson Family Chiropractic thinks that many of our Millville chiropractic patients would not have!

FIBER’S DEFENSE OF MEN’S BMD

Luckily, some most observant doctors and researchers did observe that fiber intake was a protective factor of lumbar spine BMD in men 18-45 years of age but not in women. In men over 65 years, nutrient intake indicated no effect on BMD. In women between 18 and 45, fiber didn’t produce a significant effect on BMDs, but daily fat intake significantly enhanced BMD. (6) An interesting side note: A new study refutes the thought that BMD may be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation in youth, but a new study discredited that thought. (7) However, medical literature points out that the general value of nutrition - and now fiber intake in men - on the well-being of the body, its bones and its spine.

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Wilson Family Chiropractic shares research about benefit of fiber for nutrient absorption and osteoporosis prevention/bone mineral density improvement. 
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