High Meat Diet Linked to Osteoporosis

Thursday 8th July 2010

Older women who eat a high protein, low carbohydrate diet could be increasing their risk of developing osteoporosis, according to new research. Researchers at Purdue University found that post-menopausal women who followed protein rich diet plans, such as the Atkins diet, were more likely to lose weight and develop the bone-wasting disease.

The researchers explain that women who followed high protein diet plans seemed to lose bone mineral density - increasing the risk of osteoporosis. Experts have claimed that the research is especially significant as post-menopausal women are a group who suffer the highest incidence of bone fractures as a result of bone-wasting condition.

Researchers claim that the findings should encourage older women to fully consult with their doctors before making any dramatic changes to their diets.

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