Eating foods high to high in protein and carbohydrates can help you lose weight and prevent osteopurosis, according to a new study.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that eating high-protein, high-carbohydrate foods with zinc, a mineral found in bones and teeth, increased the risk of osteoporsis and osteoplasties.
This study was published online by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The Mayo researchers found that men with an osteopontic disease, such as osteoporos, had the highest rates of fractures, but women with osteopoiesis, a type of osteoarthritis, had slightly lower rates of fracture.
The researchers also found that women with an autoimmune disorder, such with Hashimoto’s, had a higher rate of osteomalacia, the development of fractures.
They also found a significant correlation between eating a high-ZO content of foods and osteomalacism.
“Osteoporotic fractures are associated with a higher dietary zinc intake,” the Mayo researchers wrote in the study.
“High-ZOC foods may reduce the risk and/or decrease the severity of the fracture.”
A high-potassium diet, on the other hand, is not linked to an increased risk of fracture, the Mayo study found.
The study did not find any association between eating high ZO content and heart disease.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has guidelines that recommend that people limit their intake of saturated fat, saturated fat-rich vegetable oils and processed meat, and consume plenty of fruits and vegetables.