A group of researchers from the University of MI conducted a study and found that affects bone strength and the weight of a person.
A group of researchers from the University of MI led by David Kohn (David Kohn) after a series of experiments on mice concluded that nutrition has a greater impact on the mass and strength of bones than physical activity. Moreover, even after the cessation of training increase bone tissue was preserved as long as mice on a diet with mineral additives.
"Long lasting diet including mineral supplements, not only leads to increased mass and strength of bone, but to maintain their status even after unloading of the body".
The researchers also found that this diet has a positive effect on bone mass even without training.
"Diet is easier for someone to carry on as they get older and stop exercising, rather than the continuation of exercise itself".
Special long-term diet with added minerals can prevent the destruction of bone with age, even if the person is not engaged in sports.
Most other studies look at effects of increasing dietary calcium, Kohn said. The new study increased calcium and phosphorous, and found benefits to increasing both.
This isn't to suggest that people run out and buy calcium and phosphorus supplements, Kohn says.
The findings do not translate directly from mice to humans, but they do give researchers a conceptual place to start.
It is known that bone mass reaches a peak a person's early twenties, and then declining.
The question becomes how to maximise the amount of bone when young, so that when declines do begin, people start from a better position, Kohn said.
The study has been published online in PLOS One.