Pro-inflammatory diet is associated with fractures in women

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inflammatory diet, fracture, carbohydrate, arthritis information, arthritis digestWomen whose diets contain foods associated with inflammation may be more at risk of fracture, says research in Osteoporosis International.

The Dietary Inflammatory Index was assembled in 2009 and comprises a list of food thought to reduce or promote inflammation.

Now experts have looked at if higher Dietary Inflammatory Index scores are associated with fractures in 3,648 people (average age 61 years) who had or were at risk of knee osteoarthritis.

The volunteers completed questionnaires about their diet and any fractures. After eight years, 560 people had fractures (15%). Women who had the most pro-inflammatory diet were found to be at higher risk of fracture than women who had the least pro-inflammatory diet. The experts conclude:

“Pro-inflammatory diet is associated with a higher incidence of fractures in women but not men.”

Click here to access the Dietary Inflammatory Index.

To read the original research click here.

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