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The Big Apple, home to the most expensive private health insurance in the world, has a growing body of research that suggests the Big Bird and the Apple are not only connected, but in some cases, the two have something in common.
The health of your body depends on the health of the food around you.
Healthy foods have been shown to boost the production of collagen, a substance that’s found in our bodies and is key to the formation of muscle.
But how much collagen are we talking about?
A lot more.
Research by Dr. David Spiegelhalter and his colleagues has found that a high intake of dietary collagen in the body is linked to a reduced risk of developing osteoporosis, a disease of the bones.
Bone density is a measurement of how dense your bones are.
Collagen is one of the primary building blocks of bone.
“Collagen plays a critical role in bone structure,” Spiegelhalters research team wrote in a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
“As a result, we have shown that people who eat a lot of collagen have lower risk of osteopurosis than people who don’t.”
Dr. James Miller, a professor of nutrition at Boston University, said that when we talk about dietary collagen, we’re talking about an amino acid.
And that’s where the similarities end.
Collagens are a compound found in meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, and a number of other foods.
As part of their research, the researchers used an experimental method called liquid chromatography (LC-MS) to analyze the levels of collagen in blood samples taken from healthy people and those with osteoporsosis.
In their study, they found that, after a few weeks, people with osteopsorosis had a 40% lower level of collagen compared to people who were healthy.
That means the amount of collagen you eat can affect how well your body builds bone.
“People with osteopyrosis have very low levels of bone-building collagen in their blood, but if you eat a diet high in collagen, it can lower your risk of bone fractures,” Miller said.
“It’s the perfect storm of inflammation and damage that can lead to bone fracture.”
Dr, Daniela Gazzaniga, an associate professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Health Science Center, said the results were particularly interesting.
“The more you have collagen, the more collagen you have, and that could be an important factor in bone health,” she said.
“It’s not that collagen makes bones, it’s that it can act as a protective cap on bones.”
A lot of people don’t think about collagen because it’s only found in animal products.
But that’s not the case, according to Gazzagas research.
“In our studies, we found that people with a low intake of collagen showed a higher risk of fracture,” she explained.
Collagen has been shown in the research to help protect bone against the damage that occurs when collagen is damaged.
It also acts as a glue that holds bones together, allowing them to stay strong.
It’s been known for a while now that the Big Ten football team is a huge fan of the apple.
A recent article from the Wall Street Journal reported that the football team donated about $300,000 to the National Institutes of Health to research the connection between apples and health.
“Collaboration with the apple is really important,” said Miller.
“You need that synergy, and when you have a Big Ten team that loves the apple, then you’ve got an advantage.”
But there are other benefits.
For example, people who are eating a lot more collagen can have lower blood pressure, a condition that can contribute to heart disease.
And it turns out, one of those benefits is even better than the other.
“For the first time in the history of our body, we can get an unbiased look at how collagen is being produced in the human body,” Spiegel Halter said.