Vegan bones

Lower your risk for osteoporosis    

Animal protein doesn't cause osteoporosis. Genetics probably play a strong role in osteoporosis (and oestrogen levels in women). Among the factors that can be influences by lifestyle and diet there is evidence for the following: 

Helps prevent osteoporosis:
  • Weight-bearing exercise throughout one's lifetime
  • Higher body weight
  • Adequate intake of calcium, vitamin D, vitamin K, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and boron

Contributes to osteoporosis:

  • High sodium and caffeine intake
  • Smoking
  • Too little protein
  • Excessive vitamin A (retinol, not beta-carotene)
  • Possibly vitamin B12 deficiency

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