Prunes can prevent bone loss, protect against fracture risk: Study

By | March 28, 2022

Prunes may prevent bone loss, protect against fracture risk: Study

Pennsylvania [US], March 29 (ANI): Daily prune consumption may prevent bone loss in the hip and protect against increased fracture risk in postmenopausal women, cites a new study.
The findings of the study, led by Pennsylvania State University, have been published in the journal ‘The Advances in Nutrition’.
This research was the first to demonstrate a favorable effect of prune consumption on bone mineral deposits (BMD) at the hip and points to prune as a food-based therapeutic option for protecting bone health.

Prunes can prevent bone loss, protect against fracture risk: Study

Bone mineral density (BMD) is known to decrease rapidly after menopause and women over the age of 50 are more likely to experience a hip fracture, which usually results in hospitalization, quality of life Deficiency causes loss of independence and shortened life span.
“Just a handful of prunes can easily be added to one’s life,” said an advisor to the California Prune Board. Andrea N. Giancoli, MPH, RD.
“Prunes pair well with a variety of flavors and textures and work well for personalized nutrition plans. Add them to salads, trail mixes, smoothies, savory dishes—you name it. The naturally sweet flavor of prunes makes them Makes a versatile ingredient or convenient snack for anyone,” he said.
At under 100 calories per serving, prunes are a nutrient-dense fruit that packs a powerful punch of vitamins and nutrients known to affect bone health, namely boron, potassium, copper and vitamin K.
They are also rich in phenolic compounds that act as antioxidants. Enjoyed globally, prunes are always in season, require no refrigeration, and are an accessible and nutritious snack for overall wellbeing. (ANI)

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