Osteoporosis

“Investigations of human populations show that our risk of hip fracture and osteoporosis is made worse by diets high in animal-based foods. Animal protein leeches calcium from the bones by creating an acidic environment in the blood. We now have a deep and broad range of evidence showing that a whole foods, plant-based diet is best for our kidneys, bones, eyes and brains.”

The China Study (p349)
Professor T. Colin Campbell

“Hip fractures and osteoporosis are more frequent in populations in which dairy products are commonly consumed and calcium intakes are commonly high. For example, American women drink thirty to thirty-two times as much cow’s milk as the New Guinean’s, yet suffer forty-seven times as many broken hips. A multicountry analysis of hip-fracture incidence and dairy-product consumption found that milk consumption has a high statistical association with high rates of hip fractures.”

Eat to Live, p84
Dr Joel Fuhrman

“Potasium, magnesium, and fruit and vegetable intakes are associated with greater bone mineral density in elderly men and women”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 68 (4); 727-36
Tucker, Hannan, Chen et al. 1999

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