Milk Product Prevents Fracture : From childhood to adulthood, milk is the most important part of our diet. There are so many nutrients in milk that it is also called a complete diet. From childhood till today, we have been told the benefits of drinking milk. According to the news report published in Dainik Jagran newspaper, in this sequence, based on the study of their new research, an international team of scientists has told that due to the consumption of milk products like milk, curd and cheese rich in calcium and protein, fractures in the elderly. The risk of breaking bones is reduced. This study done on people living in old age home i.e. old age home in ‘The BMJ’ (British Medical Journal) published happened. According to the researchers, on the basis of this point of view of public health can help in prevention of fractures. Generally, people living in old age homes get less nutrition of elements like calcium and protein, due to which their bones become weak and their risk of falls and fractures increases.
Keeping this in mind, it was investigated whether it is beneficial and safe to increase the intake of dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese rich in calcium and protein in the daily diet and whether it can reduce the risk of fracture in the elderly. Is?
In this regard, scientists from Australia, the Netherlands and America tried to find out whether the incidence of fractures in the elderly can be reduced by giving the recommended amount of calcium and protein in the diet. The recommended daily intake of calcium is only 1,300 mg. Whereas one gram of protein should be given per kilogram of body weight.
Nature of Study
During the two-year trial, the researchers studied 60 old age homes in Australia. Of the 7,195 elderly people living in these, 72 percent were women. The average age of all of them was 86 years. During this it was found that they were not deficient in vitamin D, but the intake of calcium and protein was less than the recommended amount.
After this, people living in 30 of these old age homes were given additional dairy products, including milk, curd and cheese, to get at least 1,142 mg of calcium per day and 1.1 g of protein per kilogram of body weight. able to Whereas in the remaining 30 old age homes, food was given according to the normal menu, in which 700 mg calcium and 0.9 g protein per kg were given per day.
What was the conclusion of the analysis
Data from 27 and 29 control (normal) old age homes were analyzed from 30 old age homes given additional dose of nutrition. Of these, a total of 324 fractures were reported, of which 135 were hip fractures. While 4,303 elderly people fell and 1,974 died. It was found that in old age homes where additional milk products were given, there was a 33 percent drop in the number of fractures of all types (121 against 203) among residents of old age homes, while the number of hip fractures was 46 percent (42 against 93). There was a shortage.
Similarly, there was a decrease of 11 per cent (2,423 against 1,879) in the number of people who fell. It is noteworthy that the effect of daily consumption of milk products was safer and more beneficial than drugs given for the treatment of osteoporosis.