A Mediterranean diet is considered the healthiest dietary pattern in the world. It lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases, aids in weight management, and according to the latest studies, it has tremendous potential to decrease the risk of hip fractures in elderly women.
A study conducted by Bernard Haring and a team of researchers at the University of Wurzburg, Germany examined the link between diet and bone health in more than 90,000 American women with a mean age was 64.
The JAMA International Medicine published findings from this study, which showed that the women who adhered to a Mediterranean diet had a 20% lower risk of hip fractures when compared to women who didn’t follow this dietary plan.
Scientists who worked on this study explain that their discovery only adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that following a healthy dietary pattern may play a pivotal role in the maintenance of bone health in postmenopausal women.