A combination of prebiotic short- and long-chain inulin-type fructans enhances calcium absorption and bone mineralization in young adolescents
This study finds that the addition of soluble fiber added to the diet increased both the amount of calcium absorption and the amount of bone density at 1 yr. I’m sure there are a multitude of other dietary factors that will also increase calcium utilization. Put this into the picture of cultures that have very low intakes of calcium and yet very low incidence of osteoporosis.
We have become so programmed by the dairy industry that calcium from dairy is the end all and be all for bone health, that we have forgotten that there are many other dietary factors that go into bone health. Osteoporosis is a disease of lifestyle, NOT calcium deficiency.