What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis literally translates to “porous bones”. It is a disease of the bones that results either from the body making too little bone, losing bone, or both. Less dense bones have larger pores than normal bones when viewed under a microscope.
Osteoporosis and the brittle bones it forms is not a normal part of aging. Preventing osteoporosis should start during childhood, but it is never too late to start eating a balanced diet supplemented with calcium and vitamin D.
How Calcium and Vitamin D can help
Calcium is a mineral that is important for many biological processes. Formation of bone, and teeth as well as blood clotting, nervous system function, and muscle contraction all require calcium. On average, men over the age of 70 and women over the age of 50 need 1,000mg of Calcium a day to maintain healthy bones.
Vitamin D is equally as important as calcium. In order for the body to absorb calcium so that bones can repair and grow, the body needs vitamin D. Getting enough of these two nutrients can help you to prevent (or even improve) osteoporosis.
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