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What is the link between Lactose Intolerance and Osteoporosis?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 08, 2011
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  • Lactose intolerance is commonly related to osteoporosis.
  • However, there is no conclusive evidence to back the claim.
  • Not getting enough calcium in diet is one of the risk factors for osteoporosis.
  • Strategies can help prevent osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis is a medical condition characterised by weakening of bones. In this condition, bones become so brittle that they may fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can lead to fracture. The most common fractures that are related to osteoporosis are in the hip, wrist or spine.

 

osteoporosis lactose intolerance

 

Besides fractures, there are many complications of osteoporosis. One of the primary risk factors for developing osteoporosis is not getting enough calcium in your diet. Lactose intolerance is commonly related to osteoporosis. It happens when your body does not have enough lactase, which is an enzyme produced in the small intestine.

 

Osteoporosis and Lactose Intolerance

One of the primary risk factors for developing osteoporosis is not getting enough calcium in your diet. However, there is no conclusive evidence to back the claim. Regardless, people with lactose intolerance should follow the same basic strategies to build and maintain healthy bones and should pay extra attention to getting enough calcium.

A well-rounded diet that has enough calcium and vitamin D, weight-bearing exercises, bone-density testing and medications that keeps lactose intolerance under control can help prevent osteoporosis.

 

 

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