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Nashua Back Pain Sufferers May Benefit from Fiber to Improve Nutrient Absorption

December 12, 2019

“Youth is wasted on the young.” Have you heard that saying? Moriarty Chiropractic supposes that there’s a little truth in that for all of us - and especially our Nashua spines - as we age. When we are young, our bodies need8 our attention more than we realize. Our young bones and spines and bodies need proper nutrition so that our older bones and spine and bodies are fit when we desire living our lives less painfully and more fully. Moriarty Chiropractic shares what Nashua chiropractic patients can do now to address bone mineral density (BMD) issues, regardless of their current age.


Elevating peak bone mass early in life may drop osteoporosis risk later in life. A new study wrote that Vitamin D and calcium in females positively affected bone mineral density into young adulthood. Intakes of phosphorous and the calcium:phosphorous ratio at adolescence for females negatively influenced BMD in young adulthood. Calcium intake in adolescent males strongly negatively affected BMD in the lumbar spine at young adulthood. Other influential factors were body weight at adolescence and young adulthood which positively affected BMD. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic cannot emphasize enough just how vital nutrition is for their future health. 


Osteoporosis is a disease of older people that stems from youthful (in)attention. Low serum levels of vitamin D in osteoporotic women have a tendency to have an heightened chance of having any type of cancer and breast cancer. (2) Calcium intake during the teen years of life is important to decrease the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Teen girls absorb calcium better: 326mg in teenage girls versus just 73mg in older women of 1332 mg taken daily. Even more problematic is that teen girls’ daily consumption of calcium is far below what it should be. Increasing bone mass by just 5% drops the risk of fracture by 40%. (3) Getting healthy bones depends on more than just calcium and vitamin D though. Deficiencies of vitamins B, C, E, and K as well as retinol disrupt bone’s health. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic presents these statistics to encourage us all to boost intake of nutrients to build bone mass initially and support it later to keep it healthy.


Moriarty Chiropractic knows that kids and their families want to be sure that their nutritional efforts will be of value. TIP: Dietary fiber may raise the body’s absorption of calcium but does it in different ways for older men and women. Greater intake of dietary fiber and fruit fiber was protective against bone loss in men but not women. Fiber from vegetables was protective against spine bone loss in women but not men. Cereal fiber or nut and legume fiber improvements did not relate to bone loss in either men or women. Higher dietary fiber may decrease bone loss in men. (5) Who would have thought that fiber would have anything to do with bone mineral density? Moriarty Chiropractic bets that many of our Nashua chiropractic patients wouldn’t have!


Fortunately, there are some keenly alert researchers and doctors around! They found that fiber intake was a protective factor of lumbar spine BMD in men aged 18 and 45 years old but not in women. In men over 65 years, nutrient intake showed no effect on BMD. In women between 18 and 45, fiber didn’t show a significant change to BMD, but daily fat intake significantly increased BMD. (6) A curious side note: Some thought that bone mineral density may be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation in young persons, but a recent study discredited that thought. (7) However, medical literature points out that the overall value of nutrition - and now fiber intake in men - on the health of the body, its bones and its spine.

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Moriarty Chiropractic shares research about benefit of fiber for nutrient absorption and osteoporosis prevention/bone mineral density enhancement.