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Greater Fruit Intake Was Associated With Better Bone Mineral Status Among Chinese Elderly Men and Women: Results of Hong Kong Mr. Os and Ms. Os Studies

Generous consumption of fruits may help strengthen the bones of elderly individuals.

​This study examined dietary intake of fruits and vegetables and its impact on the bone health of elderly Chinese men and women. Researchers monitored the diets and bone mineral density of 4,000 Chinese men and women above the age of 64 years living in Hong Kong. 

Researchers found out that fruit lovers had high bone mineral density. Regular ingestion of an additional 100 g/kcal of fruits per day was observed to increase the density of all the bones in the body by 4.5% in men and 6.8% in women. The findings of this study show that adding more fruits to our diets may improve the bone health of elderly persons.

Research Summary Information

  • 2015
  • Zhao-min Liu, Jason Leung, Samuel Yeung-shan Wong , Carmen Ka Man Wong , Ruth Chan, Jean Woo
  • Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. Electronic address: liuzhaomin@cuhk.edu.hk. Jockey Club Centre for Osteoporosis Care and Control, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR. Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, and the Centre for Nutritional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR. Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, and the Centre for Nutritional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR. Electronic address: jeanwoowong@cuhk.edu.hk.
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