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What is the relationship between dietary patterns consumed and bone health?

Approach to Answering the Question
Update to Existing NESR Systematic Review

Dietary Patterns Subcommittee

Systematic Review Protocol
Developed for each scientific question being examined, the protocol describes the plan for how the systematic review was conducted. The protocol provides the: 

  • Analytic framework, 
  • Literature search and screening plan, and 
  • Literature search and screening results. 

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Draft Conclusion Statement

The draft conclusion statements listed below describe the state of the science related to the specific question examined. Draft conclusions are not considered final until they have been deliberated with and decided upon by the full Committee and published in the Committee’s final advisory report. Individual conclusion statements should not be interpreted as dietary guidance or the Committee’s overarching advice to the Departments. 

Dietary patterns: Children

Insufficient evidence is available to determine the relationship between dietary patterns in children and bone health. Grade: Grade not assignable

Dietary patterns: Adults

Moderate evidence suggests that a dietary pattern higher in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and fish, and lower in processed meats, added sugar, and sugar sweetened beverages is associated with favorable bone health outcomes in adults, primarily decreased risk of hip fracture. Grade: Moderate