Duchess of Cornwall warns young people against dairy-free ‘fad diets’ over fears they cause brittle bones

The Duchess of Cornwall has criticised “fad diets” that reduce out dairy, claiming they go away folks vulnerable to creating brittle bones.

Marking the official launch of the newly-titled Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) on the Science Museum in London, Camilla mentioned the vital position calcium-rich meals play in stopping the illness, condemning diets that encourage folks to chop them out completely.

Making particular reference to meals developments promoted by celebrities and social media influencers, she known as for extra to be accomplished to get the message throughout to younger folks how making adjustments to their weight-reduction plan now might drastically impression their well being later.


“It’s this ridiculous weight-reduction plan, slicing out dairy and all of the issues which are good on your bones,’ the duchess advised the Daily Mail

“These ladies see ‘Skinny Lizzies’ in {a magazine} they usually all wish to be skinny. It’s about social media, too. 

“We have to discover a manner of teaching kids that they should deal with their our bodies now as a substitute of aspiring to appear to be somebody they see in an image in the event that they wish to shield themselves in previous age.”

Camilla additionally spoke candidly about her private expertise with the illness.

The Duchess’ mom, Rosalind, died from osteoporosis in 1994 when she was 71-years-old – the identical age as Camilla is now. 

Osteoporisis weakens bones, making them fragile and extra prone to break. It develops slowly over a number of years and is usually solely recognized when a minor fall or sudden impression causes a bone fracture.

The Duchess’ warning comes after well being officers raised considerations in regards to the unfavorable impression that celebrities and influencers can have on kids and younger folks’s psychological well being.

The NHS’ nationwide medical director, Professor Stephen Powis, said figures who promote get-thin-quick options, akin to fad diets or weight reduction merchandise, are “taking the well being of our younger folks of their fingers and will act with far higher duty”.

Earlier this week, senior medical advisors mentioned dad and mom should banish phones from the bed room at night time and on the dinner desk following research linking extreme time on social media to elevated psychological well being points. 

The recommendation additionally known as for tech corporations to share their information with authorized researchers so their impression on psychological well being can truly be examined. 

“It’s clear that among the content material that younger individuals are viewing on-line, akin to pro-anorexia, suicide or self-harming content material, could be extremely dangerous,” mentioned Dr Bernadka Dubicka, chair of the kid and adolescent college of the Royal Faculty of Psychiatrists.


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