Dietary vitamin C intake reduces fracture risk

Dietary vitamin C intake reduces fracture risk

This study evaluated the relationship between vitamin C intake and bone fracture. 366 men and 592 women (mean age 75 years) were asked to complete a questionnaire on food habits. It was found that high vitamin C intake was associated with a reduced risk of fractures. These data suggested a possible protective effect of vitamin C on bone health in older adults. More details can be found in the study.
Sahni S, Hannan MT, Gagnon D, Blumberg J, Cupples LA, Kiel DP, Tucker KL.
Protective effect of total and supplemental vitamin C intake on the risk of hip fracture - a 17 - year follow-up from the Framingham Osteoporosis Study.
Osteoporos Int. 2009 Nov;20(11):1853-61.


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