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As whole grain cotain phayte acid cause decrease calcium absorption so does it cause osteomalcia?

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Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience in Medical Oncology
Phytic acid: ... Is present in whole grains and can bind minerals making them unavailable for absorption. Contrary to what you might expect phytic acid consumption was correlated with higher bone density in adults. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19053869
Answered on Apr 26, 2015

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