Strict vegetarian bones are healthier
Nutritionists generally believe that people who only eat vegetarian food and refuse dairy products are prone to osteoporosis.
銆€銆€However, the results of recent research published by American medical scientists are surprising – strict vegetarians seem to be thinner than ordinary people, in fact they are stronger and healthier.
銆€銆€Strict vegetarians only eat plant-derived foods that are not cooked, processed or otherwise altered to their original structure.
銆€銆€Bone light is not a bone brittle new US issue of the “Inner Science Literature” monthly publication published a research report at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Dr. Luigi Fontana, who led the research team, said that vegans don’t have to worry about being more vulnerable to fractures.
Their bones are thinner and less related to the amount of calories absorbed, rather than osteoporotic spots.
銆€銆€鈥淰egetarian intake of calories and protein, increased body mass index, and low levels of body weight,鈥? Fontana declined in the study. 鈥淭raditionally, people with low body mass index are considered to have poor bone mass and therefore fractures.The risk factor, while too many are not easy to fracture.
The team with a better body mass index, Fontana, studied 18 vegans between the ages of 33 and 85.
These people only eat certain processed vegetables, fruits, dried fruits and grains, with an average age of 3.
The researchers compared them to another 18 ordinary Americans.
The average vegetarian body mass index is 20.
5, the average American body mass index is 25.
銆€銆€In vivo elemental health Dr. Fontana said that before starting the study, he believed that strict vegetarians did not eat dairy products and would therefore lack vitamin D. The result of the study was that their vitamin D content was significantly higher than that of ordinary people.
銆€銆€When the human body touches the sun, the skin produces vitamin D.
This vitamin is the key to keeping your bones strong.
鈥淰egetarians are smart,鈥?Dr. Fontana said. 鈥淭hey often bask in the sun to get enough vitamin D.
The results also showed that the C-reactive protein content in vegetarians was reduced.
鈥?This element is a cause of high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
In addition, their insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels are also low, meaning that diabetes and prostate cancer are less likely.
銆€銆€Dr. Fontana said that he does not encourage everyone to become a strict vegetarian. His research is only to prove that people should eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to reduce the risk of cancer.