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Get facts about nutrition and bone health on World Osteoporosis Day

The Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) and Sunsweet Growers, Inc. create a new resource highlighting the importance of good nutrition for building and maintaining healthy bones

Arlington, Virginia, October 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) has partnered with Sunsweet to mark World Osteoporosis Day today by highlighting the importance of a healthy diet in building and maintaining bone health throughout life. We’re excited to share a new resource about roles.

About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 44 million have low bone mass1, increases the risk of fractures due to disease. A healthy, balanced diet containing fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, lean protein, and key nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D builds strong bones when you are young and keeps them strong as you age. important to

Fortunately, research shows that there are many important nutrients available in our daily diet that help keep our bones strong, weaken, and often prevent potentially life-threatening fractures. I’m here.

“Prunes contain dietary fiber, vitamin K, boron, copper, magnesium, manganese and polyphenols, all of which together act as a nutrient matrix and have a positive impact on bone health.2‘ explains Dr. Shirin HushmandPhD, RD, Professor of Nutrition San Diego State University And a partner of Sunsweet Growers. “New research confirms that eating five to six prunes a day is a viable whole-food strategy that has clinically meaningful effects in postmenopausal women at risk of fractures. .3.”

New educational resources help put this research into action.

“We are excited to provide a simple and helpful new resource for the general public and medical professionals to use to improve their bone health and overall health.” Claire Gill, CEO, BHOF. “On this World Osteoporosis Day, we thank his Sunsweet for supporting our mission and helping raise awareness of the role nutrition plays in bone health.”

Our Nutrition and Bone Health Fact Sheet highlights how vitamins and minerals work together to improve overall bone health and offers simple tips for adding these vitamins and minerals to your diet. Offers.

Media Contact:

For BHOF, Carina May
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In Sunsweet, Audrey Crackner
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About BHOF (former NOF)

Founded in 1984, the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (formerly the National Osteoporosis Foundation) promotes strong, lifelong bones, prevents osteoporosis and fractures, and reduces human suffering through awareness, education and advocacy programs. It is the nation’s leading health organization dedicated to alleviation. and research. For more information about the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation, please visit

About Sunsweet Growers, Inc.

Founded in 1917, Sunsweet Growers Inc. has over 100 years of experience and tradition in producing the highest quality dried fruits and juices.of Yuba City, CaliforniaThe cooperative of over 200 growers/members based in , is a world leader in prunes and related products. Our product portfolio includes a full line of dried fruit snacks and beverages to help people achieve their health goals through healthy and convenient food choices. For more information on Sunsweet products, please visit

1Wright NC et al JBMR doi:10.1002/jbmr2269 | Lindsay et al. Osteoporosis 2005;16:78-85. light etc. J Bone Miner Res. 2014;29(11):2520-6. Burge et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2007;22(3):465-75.

2Arjmandi, et al. nutrientsBone protective effects of umeboshi in postmenopausal women: efficacy and possible mechanisms. September 496, 2017. Doi: 10.3390/nu9050496

3De Souza, et al. Am J Clin NutrPrunes maintain hip bone mineral density in the Prune Study, a 12-month randomized controlled trial in postmenopausal women. 2022, Doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac189.

Source Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation