News

Fewer Fruit and Vegetables Leads to Risk of Hip Fracture

Eating the recommended five per day helps to keep bones intact.

A recent Swedish study published in the Journal of Bone Health and Mineral Research found that eating less than the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables per day substantially increases the risk of hip fractures for both men and women over the age of 45. The study assessed the fruit and vegetable intake of more than 75,000 men and women in 1997 and compared the incidence of hip fractures in that population from 1998 to 2010. Those who consumed zero fruit or vegetables had an 88-percent higher incidence of hip fractures than their five-per-day counterparts. Calcium, the building block of strong bones, is readily available in plant sources such as kale, collard greens, and broccoli.

More News

Ben & Jerry's Hosts Vegan Ice Cream Parties Across US

The iconic ice cream brand is scooping its dairy-free flavors in Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and beyond.
Read More »

Groundbreaking Vegan Film Dominion Announces US Debut

The film—regarded as Australia's version of influential vegan documentary Earthlings—will be screened at the upcoming Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles this summer.
Read More »

Avengers Star Benedict Cumberbatch Goes Vegan

The British actor discussed his commitment to veganism in interviews promoting the new Avengers: Infinity War film.
Read More »

Dubai Dairy Brand Launches Vegan Milk Line

Koita Foods, which distributes its dairy products to the Ritz Carlton hotel, will now offer a dairy-free line made with almonds, oats, soy, and rice.
Read More »

Vegan Fish Steaks Launch at 150 British Pubs

Fish Steaks made by VBites—a vegan brand founded by vegan athlete Heather Mills in 1993—are now on the menu as vegan Fish and Chips at Greene King Flaming Grill.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »