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Eating the five-a-day keeps our bones strong
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Sticking to the five-a-day health guidance for eating fruit and vegetables can help keep our bones strong and prevent hip fractures

Sticking to the five-a-day health guidance for eating fruit and vegetables can help keep our bones strong and prevent hip fractures.

Benefits seemed to plateau at the five-a-day servings level, and eating much more didn't further strengthen bones, say researchers who analysed a database of 75,591 men and women.

Those who ate the fewest servings had the greatest risk of a hip fracture compared to those who ate their five-a-day. Researchers say the antioxidants in the fruits and vegetables could be counteracting oxidative stress on bones and reducing inflammation, and the foods are also rich in vitamin K, flavonoids and lycopene, which can also improve bone health.

(Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2015; 30: 976-84)


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