Postgraduate Symposium: Positive influence of nutritional alkalinity on bone health.

  title={Postgraduate Symposium: Positive influence of nutritional alkalinity on bone health.},
  author={Emma Wynn and M. A. Krieg and Susan A Lanham-New and Peter Burckhardt},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  volume={69 1},
There is growing evidence that consumption of a Western diet is a risk factor for osteoporosis through excess acid supply, while fruits and vegetables balance the excess acidity, mostly by providing K-rich bicarbonate-rich foods. Western diets consumed by adults generate approximately 50-100 mEq acid/d; therefore, healthy adults consuming such a diet are at risk of chronic low-grade metabolic acidosis, which worsens with age as a result of declining kidney function. Bone buffers the excess acid… CONTINUE READING
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