Hip fractures can be devastating injuries to older adults, often impairing their ability to walk even after surgery to fix them. In a new study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, researchers at the University of Leeds found two simple ways women can reduce their risk of hip fracture. Using participants from the UK Women’s Cohort Study, the researchers determined that women who eat an additional 25 grams of protein each day decrease their risk of hip fracture 14 percent. That can be animal or plant protein. Eating 3 to 4 eggs or a steak or piece of salmon would add 25 grams of protein. Surprisingly, drinking an additional cup of coffee or tea each day reduced the risk 4 percent.
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