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

“Youth is wasted on the young.” Have you heard that saying? Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. supposes that there is a bit of truth in that for all of us - and particularly our Auburn spines - as we age. When we’re young, our bodies need8 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. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. reveals what Auburn 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 recent report stated 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 influenced BMD in young adulthood. Calcium intake in adolescent males strongly negatively affected BMD in the lumbar spine at young adulthood. Other influential factors were body weight at adolescence and young adulthood which positively influenced BMD. (1) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. cannot emphasize 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 results from youthful (in)attention. Low serum levels of vitamin D in osteoporotic women tend to have an increased chance of having any type 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 far lower than what it should be. Increasing bone mass by only 5% cuts the risk of fracture by 40%. (3) Achieving healthy bones hinges on 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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares these findings 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

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows that kids and their families want to be sure that their nutritional efforts will be of value. TIP: Dietary fiber may boost the body’s absorption of calcium but does it differently 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 decrease bone loss in men. (5) Who would have imagined that fiber would have anything to do with bone mineral density? Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. supposes that many of our Auburn chiropractic patients would not have!

FIBER’S DEFENSE OF MEN’S BMD

Luckily, there are some keenly alert researchers and doctors around! 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 indicated no effect on BMD. In women between 18 and 45, fiber did not produce a significant effect on BMDs, but daily fat intake did significantly. (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 discredited that idea. (7) However, there is evidence in the medical literature that emphasizes the overall value of nutrition - and now fiber intake in men - on the health of the body, its bones and its spine.

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Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares research about benefit of fiber for nutrient absorption and osteoporosis prevention/bone mineral density improvement. 
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