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An Acidic Diet and Aging Don’t Go Well Together

It’s no secret that as we age our kidneys don’t function as well, muscle mass is lost, and by the time we’re 40, our body is losing more bone than it makes.  Weaker muscles and weaker bones can lead to falls and fractures. A diet rich in Calcium is extremely important for bone density, as is Vitamin D which not only helps Calcium absorption, it’s important for muscle strength. A study now shows that an acidic diet can lead to additional muscle wasting.  In an interview published in the Nutrition Action Health Letter, Prof. Bess Dawson-Hughes of Tufts University notes that kidneys of older people do not handle excess acid well, which in turn...

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