Mediterranean diet tied to slightly lower hip-fracture risk

CNN (3/28, Manella) reports on its website that a new study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine found that postmenopausal women “who ate a Mediterranean diet were slightly less likely to suffer from hip fractures.” The study indicated that “women who adhered the most to a Mediterranean diet were 0.29% less likely to suffer from a hip fracture than women who didn’t stick to the diet.”

HealthDay (3/28, Preidt) reports that while “the researchers stressed that the absolute reduction in risk of a hip fracture for any one woman was still pretty slight,” they also said the study’s “results support the notion that following a healthy dietary pattern may play a role in the maintenance of bone health in postmenopausal women.”