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From: Chloe ( -
Subject: Re: The other thing is . . .
Date: October 15, 2006 at 9:45 am PST

In Reply to: The other thing is . . . posted by Leslie on October 13, 2006 at 1:39 pm:


"6. Eat enough protein - A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a "higher intake of protein was associated with higher bone mineral density" in a study group comprised of postmenopausal elderly women. In recent years it has been popular for vegetarian and high carbohydrate - low fat diet proponents to spread the dogma that "protein leaches calcium from bones". However, when actual research studies have been done, comparing the bones of meat eaters versus vegetarians, a gowing number of studies now show that women who eat meat may be better off. (See my page on Osteopenia Myths for more on this topic and links to studies on protein intake and bone density.)"

I still don't have a copy of the study my friend was referring to, or the rebuttal to that study from an expert possibly on vegsource. Maybe the rebuttal wasn't on vegsource, but I think it was.

Sorry but I'm just not looking to debate whether that study happened nor am I looking for epidemiological studies. I'm just looking for the specific rebuttal to that study that showed how the study was flawed.

I will say one thing - fracture rates are more important than BMD.

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