A survey conducted by the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) found that 4 out of 10 people aged 18 and 24 had tried the trend of clean eating diets, where dieters generally cut intake of gluten, milk, or processed foods.
The problem is, the NOS explains that most young people who do this diet just refer to the people they see in social media.
Thus, eating clean is actually a "time bomb" for bone health of young people, which is a high risk of calcium deficiency, until finally experiencing osteoporosis.
Although diet clean eating can be a choice of those who are allergic to gluten and milk, researchers regret that many people are trying to diet, but do not conduct research through reliable and accredited sources.
They just look at photos on social media and try to imitate what they see without consulting about the right eating choices for their bodies to the experts.
Researchers emphasize that if dieters want to cut down on certain food intake such as milk, essential nutrients in milk should be replaced by something else, such as green vegetables and legumes rich in calcium sources.
"There are very many reasons for young people not to consume milk", says Susan Lanham-New, a NOS adviser and head of nutrition at the University of Surrey.
"However, if you lack a prolonged calcium intake, the condition will put you at risk of later osteoporosis fractures, and that will put you at greater risk for natural fractures".