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Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2012 Dec;10(4):296-302. doi: 10.1007/s11914-012-0119-y.

The role of diet in osteoporosis prevention and management.

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Geriatrics Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL 33101, USA.


Diet, a modifiable osteoporosis risk factor, plays an important role in the acquisition and maintenance of bone mass. The influence of diet on bone begins in childhood; even maternal diet can influence bone mass in the offspring. A good general nutritional status and adequate dietary protein, calcium, vitamin D, fruits, and vegetables have a positive influence on bone health, while a high caloric diet and heavy alcohol consumption have been associated with lower bone mass and higher rates of fracture. The evidence for a role of other minerals and vitamins in skeletal health is not as strong, but recent evidence suggests that vitamins C and K might also have an effect on bone.

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