Alternative healthy eating index diet reduces risk of fracture says evidence review
Sticking to a healthy dietary pattern, such as an alternative healthy eating index, has been suggested to have protective effects on bone mineral density and to decrease the incidence of fractures. To nail down if the scientific evidence agrees, a research group analysed four available studies including data from nearly 300,000 people, with 6,938 cases of hip fracture.
“We found that a higher alternative healthy eating index score was associated with a 31% reduced risk of hip fracture,” the group writes in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
There was an inverse relationship between alternative healthy eating index scores and the risk of hip fracture, ie the healthier the eating scores, the lower the risk of hip fracture. The team concludes:
“Adherence to the alternative healthy eating index (as an indicator of diet quality) was associated with a reduced risk of hip fracture.”
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