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More Dairy Consumption Decreases Risk of Falls, Fractures in Frail Elderly

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Consuming more milk, cheese, or yogurt might represent a simple, low-cost means to enhance bone health and prevent some falls and fractures in older people living in long-term care facilities, suggests a new randomized study presented at the virtual American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2020 annual meeting.

In the study, investigators randomized 60 old-age institutions to provide residents with their usual menus or a diet with more milk, cheese, or yogurt, for a period of 2 years. The residents with altered menus increased their dairy consumption from 2 servings/day to 3.5 servings/day. This was reflected in a greater intake of calcium and protein, lesser falls, total fractures, and hip fractures in comparison with the control group… (Medscape)

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