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Low Bone Mineral Density Prevalent in Female and Caucasian Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Finds

Lone bone mineral density can put you at risk for osteoporosis, a dangerous condition that can lead to broken bones, and scientists have now found a connection between low bone mineral density and fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia News Today reports. Interestingly, low bone density in fibromyalgia patients was more prevalent in female and Caucasian patients. Other conditions associated with fibromyalgia include low vitamin D levels, irritable bowel syndrome and depression.

Bone loss is the cause of osteoporosis, or literally “porous bones,” a malady suffered by 40 million people in the U.S., most of whom are women. Paradoxically, the very medications many doctors give their patients for this condition may cause the condition you’re trying to prevent — fractures — due to increased bone loss and are linked with a higher cancer risk.

The good news is there are natural ways to address loss of bone density and to prevent osteoporosis. One example is eating yogurt from 100 percent organic, raw, grass fed milk, which can give you important nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D and B vitamins. Yogurt also contains phosphorus, potassium and riboflavin, as well as high-quality protein, beneficial probiotics and cancer-fighting conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, a very important fatty acid, of which one of the only other sources is grass fed beef.

Maintaining adequate vitamin D levels is also important. Keep in mind that the RDA is far lower than necessary to raise your vitamin D levels into the therapeutic range, so it's difficult to achieve enough vitamin D from dietary sources alone. That’s why it's ideal to get your vitamin D from sunlight because the sun offers a wealth of health benefits above and beyond vitamin D.
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