Sandy Springs Back Pain Sufferers May Benefit from Fiber to Improve Nutrient Absorption

“Youth is wasted on the young.” Have you heard that saying? Cross Chiropractic Center supposes that there’s a bit of truth in that for all of us - and particularly our Sandy Springs 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 proper nutrition so that our older bones and spine and bodies are healthy when we desire living our lives less painfully and more fully. Cross Chiropractic Center reveals what Sandy Springs 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

Optimizing peak bone mass early in life may decrease 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 affected BMD in the lumbar spine at young adulthood. Other influential factors were body weight at adolescence and young adulthood which positively affected BMD. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center can’t emphasize enough just how important nutrition is for their future health. 

BENEFITS OF IMPROVED NUTRITION BEYOND BETTER BONE MINERAL DENSITY

Osteoporosis is a disease of older folks that stems from youthful (in)attention. Low serum levels of vitamin D in osteoporotic women have a tendency to have an heightened chance of having any type of cancer and breast cancer. (2) Calcium intake during the teen years of life is vital to reduce 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 problematic is that teen girls’ daily intake of calcium is far below what it should be. Boosting bone mass by just 5% cuts the risk of fracture by 40%. (3) Achieving healthy bones is subject to 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) Cross Chiropractic Center shares these stats to inspire us all to increase intake of nutrients to build bone mass early and support it later to keep it healthy.

IMPROVE ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS

Cross Chiropractic Center 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 differently 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? Cross Chiropractic Center bets that many of our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients wouldn’t have!

FIBER’S DEFENSE OF MEN’S BMD

Fortunately, some very observant doctors and researchers did notice that fiber intake was a protective factor of lumbar spine BMD in men 18-45 years of old but not in women. In men over 65 years, nutrient intake indicated no effect on BMD. In women between 18 and 45, fiber did not produce a significant effect on BMDs, but daily fat intake did significantly. (6) An interesting side note: A new study discredits the idea that BMD may be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation in youth, but a new study debunked that thought. (7) However, medical literature points out that the general benefit of nutrition - and now fiber intake in men - on the health of the body, its bones and its spine.

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