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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Myth vs. Fact Of Osteoporosis

It is always a smart idea to be well informed about it, whether we have it or not. Be sure you know the facts and knowledgeable enough to distinguish between what is not and the fact :). Here are some that might help add to your readings ;).

Myth: Only old people get osteoporosis.
Fact: Regardless of age, ethnicity, anyone can get osteoporosis. Although it is often not diagnosed until after age 50, the disease gets its start years, or evend ecades earlier.

Myth: Someone with thin bones will get fractures.
Fact: Bones don't fracture due to thinness alone. Half of the population with thin bones will never develop fractures.

Myth: Eating lots of cheese and yogurt and drinking milk daily will protect against osteoporosis.
Fact: Osteoporosis is a condition where there is calcium loss, not calcium deficiency. It is also vital to get enough Vitamin D as well as other nutrients, like dietary changes or taking supplements for calcium to be fully absorbed.

Myth: Losing weight can help prevent osteoporosis.
Fact: The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends that women should eat a balanced diet, exercise and maintain a normal and healthy weight.