Mediterranean diet improves bone health of women with fibromyalgia

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mediterranean diet fibromyalgia, med diet fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia osteoporosis, bone health fibromyalgiaAdopting a Mediterranean diet should be considered by women with fibromyalgia after new research finds it is an effective way of staving off osteoporosis in this group.

A team looked at the impact of body composition, adherence to the Mediterranean diet, and physical activity on bone health in 95 women with fibromyalgia, reporting their findings in Nursing Research.

Body composition was calculated using a body composition analyser. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and physical activity levels were measured using questionnaires. Bone mass was estimated through ultrasound.

Being lean (as opposed to having high levels of body fat) was associated with better bone mass. The same was true for following a Mediterranean diet.

“Training programs to maximize lean mass and strategies for promoting good adherence to the Mediterranean Diet should be considered in order to prevent the development of osteoporosis in women [with fibromyalgia],” the researchers suggest.

Click here to read the original research. 

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