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324 Possible Causes for Osteoporosis, Vegan Diet

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    Osteoporosis: a possible modifying factor in oral bone loss. Ann Periodontol. 1998;3(1):312–21.[doi.org] If you shun the sun, suffer from milk allergies, or adhere to a strict vegan diet, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency.[webmd.com] diets A significant proportion of the UK population have low vitamin D status.[gov.uk]

  • Osteoporosis

    What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease in which your bones become weak and are more likely to break.[niams.nih.gov] […] of a vegan diet on the risk of diabetes, as well as cancer.[ajcn.nutrition.org] Clearly, vegetarian diets, including vegan diets, can support bone health.[dx.doi.org]

  • High Calcium Diet

    Resources National Dairy Council National Osteoporosis Foundation Canadian Resources Health Canada Osteoporosis Canada References Calcium.[winchesterhospital.org] Jack Norris has a very comprehensive post on calcium and Vitamin D in vegan diets on his website.[thefullhelping.com] The National Osteoporosis Society are a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis.[bbcgoodfood.com]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Vitamin B12 supplements are frequently touted to prevent osteoporosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke.[livescience.com] A dietary history revealed the child subscribed to a restrictive vegan diet with little to no intake of animal products or other fortified foods.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Therefore, efforts should be directed to preventing deficiency in pregnant and breast-feeding women on vegan diets and their infants by giving them vitamin B12 supplements[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    As a predictor, prior IDA is a significant and independent risk factor for development of osteoporosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of a vegan diet on the risk of diabetes, as well as cancer.[dx.doi.org] Nutritional deficiencies are prevalent, particularly in relation to anaemia and osteoporosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Calcium Deficiency

    Abstract Calcium deficiency causes osteoporosis in experimental animals because the skeleton is sacrificed for the preservation of the plasma (ionic) calcium and to meet obligatory[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In other words: "When a person on a (raw) vegan diet is low in calcium, he is unlikely to have any calcium deficiency symptoms."[thebestofrawfood.com] It is suggested that if all postmenopausal women ingested 1 g elemental calcium plus 400 U Vitamin D daily, skeletal calcium deficiency in osteoporosis would disappear as[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Arthritis

    Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile and brittle, leading higher risk of fractures.[arthritisnsw.org.au] One study looked at the effects of a very low-fat vegan diet on people with moderate-to-severe RA.[pcrm.org] In a famous 13-month-long randomized controlled trial of plant-based diets for rheumatoid arthritis, patients were put on a vegan diet for three and a half months, and then[nutritionfacts.org]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    Comprehensive health information about cancer, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and more.[web.archive.org] People who consume a vegan diet or have an underlying medical condition, such as Crohn's disease, are at the highest risk.[livestrong.com] Emphasize low-fat meats and dairy products and include lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet.[mollysfund.org]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    […] of osteoporosis in male patients with RA.The aim of this study was to compare the frequency of osteoporosis between male patients with RA and healthy patients, and to identify[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Antioxidants in vegan diet and rheumatic disorders. Toxicology 2000; 155(1-3): 45-53. [36] Toivanen P, Eerola E. A vegan diet changes the intestinal flora.[dx.doi.org] A 60-year-old Japanese woman with severe osteoporosis presented with a history of right buttock pain and right lateral lower leg pain in an L5 distribution.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Fat-Soluble Vitamin Deficiency

    Osteoporosis is due to more than just a deficiency in vitamin D, and increasing the intake of vitamin D will not increase the bone density in a person with osteoporosis.[study.com] This month, I’m working on a couple of responses to recently published criticisms of vegan diets.[theveganrd.com] Rachitic rosary appearance of the ribs Thickened skull bone Craniotabes Amongst the adult population, vitamin D deficiency is primarily responsible for causing osteomalacia and osteoporosis[symptoma.com]

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