Inadequate vitamin C intake increases the risk of osteoporosis

Inadequate vitamin C intake increases the risk of osteoporosis

This study evaluated the effect of vitamin C on bone density. Dietary information of a total of 1,196 postmenopausal women aged 50 years and older were assessed using a questionnaire. The results showed that dietary vitamin C intake was positively associated with bone density in postmenopausal women, and inadequate vitamin C intake could increase the risk of osteoporosis. More details can be found in the study.
Kim YA, Kim KM, Lim S, Choi SH, Moon JH, Kim JH, Kim SW, Jang HC, Shin CS.
Favorable effect of dietary vitamin C on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women (KNHANES IV, 2009): discrepancies regarding skeletal sites, age, and vitamin D status.
Osteoporos Int. 2015 Sep;26(9):2329-37.


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