Our bones are living tissues, comprising mainly calcium and protein. If more bone calcium is being absorbed into the body than is replaced, the density (bone mass) is gradually reduced, the bone becomes weaker, increasing the risk that it may break. Osteoporosis develops when bone is no longer replaced as quickly as it is removed.
50% of women and 25% of men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture. While gradual loss of bone mass is a fact of life for everyone, it's never too late to take steps that will protect our bones.
The amount of bone mass you obtain while you are young determines your skeletal health for the rest of your life. Meaning the more bone mass you have when you are young, the more protection you have against losing bone mass later.
Here are some tips to help children develop maximum bone mass, and help adults slowdown its loss.
1. Get adequate calcium and vitamin D
calcium is stored in the bones and teeth - a "bone bank". Calcium is "withdrawn" from the bone bank daily to support some vital body functions. If sufficient calcium is not "deposited" back via diet, the bones become deficient in calcium and eventually weaken.
The US Institute of Medicine recommends the following amounts of daily calcium from food and supplements:
- 1 to 3 years old - 500mg
- 4 to 8 years old - 800mg
- 9 to 18 years old - 1,300mg
- 19 to 50 years old 1,000mg
- more than 51 years old - 1,200mg
Additional risk factors include family history, some medical conditions and certain medications.
- normal density
- osteopenia (low density)
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