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What foods should you eat to help with osteopenia?

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Gettin enough calcium and vitamin D may be the most important thing you can do for your bones at any stage of life.

You can get calcium in:

Vitamin D, which helps your body absorb calcium, can be found in eggs and in oily fish such as salmon and sardines.

Some foods, including orange juice, cereal, and bread, have added calcium and vitamin D.

  • Dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, and milk (go for low-fat or nonfat varieties)
  • Spinach and broccoli
  • Dried beans
  • Salmon

From: What Is Osteopenia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Osteopenia."

Radiological Society of North America & American College of Radiology: "Osteopenia."

University of Michigan Health System: "Osteopenia."

Harvard Medical School: "Osteopenia: When you have weak bones, but not osteoporosis."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Osteopenia."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Osteopenia."

Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders : “Diagnosis and treatment of osteopenia.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What People With Celiac Disease Need to Know About Osteoporosis," "Bone Mass Measurement: What the Numbers Mean.

National Institute on Aging: "Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief."

Lu, Z. et al. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, March 2007.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 28, 2019

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Osteopenia."

Radiological Society of North America & American College of Radiology: "Osteopenia."

University of Michigan Health System: "Osteopenia."

Harvard Medical School: "Osteopenia: When you have weak bones, but not osteoporosis."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Osteopenia."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Osteopenia."

Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders : “Diagnosis and treatment of osteopenia.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What People With Celiac Disease Need to Know About Osteoporosis," "Bone Mass Measurement: What the Numbers Mean.

National Institute on Aging: "Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief."

Lu, Z. et al. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, March 2007.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 28, 2019

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