As we get into our middle years and with a reduction in protective hormones a lifetime of inadequate nutrition and weight bearing exercise can lead to a weakened skeleton. As our bones become less dense we are at risk of fractures and loss of joint flexibility.
This post was part of Women’s Health in 2016…but I hope the message is worth repeating..
Osteoporosis is more prevalent in women than men but affects both. Last time I covered some of the nutrients needed to ensure dense bones and a strong skeletal structure throughout our lifetime. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/the-incredible-structure-that-keeps-us-upright/ I am repeating the nutritional information at the bottom of this post.
Statistics for Osteoporosis
Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds.
Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide – approximately one-tenth of women aged 60, one-fifth of women aged 70, two-fifths of…
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