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San Jose Back Pain Sufferers May Benefit from Fiber to Improve Nutrient Absorption

“Youth is wasted on the young.” Have you heard that saying? Chiropractic Solutions supposes that there’s a bit of truth in that for all of us - and especially our San Jose spines - as we age. When we are young, our bodies need8 our attention more than we realize. Our youthful bones and spines and bodies require good nutrition so that our older bones and spine and bodies are healthy when we desire living our lives less painfully and more fully. Chiropractic Solutions shares what San Jose chiropractic patients can do now to deal with bone mineral density (BMD) issues, regardless of their current age.

BMD AND OSTEOPOROSIS: BUILD BMD WHILE YOUNG

Optimizing peak bone mass early in life may reduce osteoporosis risk later in life. A new 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 affected BMD in the lumbar spine at young adulthood. Other leading factors were body weight at adolescence and young adulthood which positively influenced BMD. (1) Chiropractic Solutions can’t stress enough just how important nutrition is for their future well-being. 

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 important to decrease the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Teen girls absorb calcium better: 326mg in teenage girls versus just 73mg in older women of 1332 mg taken a day. Even more concerning is that teen girls’ daily consumption of calcium is far lower than what it should be. Boosting bone mass by just 5% drops the risk of fracture by 40%. (3) Getting 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 compromise the health of bone. (4) Chiropractic Solutions presents these findings to inspire us all to increase intake of nutrients to build bone mass initially and support it later to keep it healthy.

IMPROVE ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS

Chiropractic Solutions knows 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. 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 didn’t relate to bone loss in either men or women. Higher dietary fiber may reduce bone loss in men. (5) Who would have thought that fiber would have anything to do with bone mineral density? Chiropractic Solutions supposes that many of our San Jose chiropractic patients would not have!

FIBER’S DEFENSE OF MEN’S BMD

Fortunately, there are some keenly perceptive researchers and doctors out there! They found that fiber intake was a protective factor of lumbar spine BMD in men 18-45 years of age but not in females. In men over 65 years, nutrient intake showed no effect on BMD. In women between 18 and 45, fiber didn’t show a significant change to BMD, but daily fat intake significantly enhanced BMD. (6) An interesting side note: It had been thought that bone mineral density could be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation in young persons, 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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Chiropractic Solutions shares research about benefit of fiber for nutrient absorption and osteoporosis prevention/bone mineral density improvement. 
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