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

“Youth is wasted on the young.” Have you heard that saying? Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center supposes that there is a little truth in that for all of us - and particularly our Paramus spines - as we age. When we’re young, our bodies require our attention more than we gave. Our young bones and spines and bodies require good nutrition so that our older bones and spine and bodies are in good shape when we desire living our lives less painfully and more fully. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center reveals what Paramus chiropractic patients can do now to tackle bone mineral density (BMD) issues, regardless of their current age.

BMD AND OSTEOPOROSIS: BUILD BMD WHILE YOUNG

Elevating peak bone mass early in life may reduce osteoporosis risk later in life. A new study 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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation 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 people that stems from youthful (in)attention. Low serum levels of vitamin D in osteoporotic women have a tendency to have an increased chance of having any kind of cancer and breast cancer. (2) Calcium intake during the teen years of life is important to reduce 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 problematic is that teen girls’ daily consumption of calcium is way lower than what it should be. Boosting bone mass by only 5% drops the risk of fracture by 40%. (3) Achieving healthy bones hinges on more than just calcium and vitamin D though. Deficiencies of vitamins B, C, E, and K as well as retinol disrupt the health of bone. (4) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares these statistics to encourage us all to increase intake of nutrients to build bone mass early and support it later to keep it healthy.

IMPROVE ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center understands that kids and their families want to be sure that their nutritional efforts will pay off. TIP: Dietary fiber may boost 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 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? Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center thinks that many of our Paramus chiropractic patients would not have!

FIBER’S DEFENSE OF MEN’S BMD

Fortunately, some most perceptive doctors and researchers did notice that fiber intake was a protective factor of lumbar spine BMD in men aged 18 and 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 show a significant effect on BMDs, but daily fat intake significantly increased BMD. (6) An interesting side note: It had been thought that bone mineral density may be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation in young persons, but a recent study debunked that thought. (7) However, medical literature points out that the general value of nutrition - and now fiber intake in men - on the health of the body, its bones and its spine.

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Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center shares research about benefit of fiber for nutrient absorption and osteoporosis prevention/bone mineral density enhancement. 
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