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bone health

Optimize Your Bone Health

Optimize Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a common bone-health issue, especially in the elderly population.  Women are more affected by osteoporosis, but it is also an issue in men.  According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 1 out of 3 women worldwide will experience an osteoporotic fracture at some point in their life, as will 1 out of 5 men.  In the year 2000, there were approximately 9 million osteoporotic fractures worldwide, with the most common sites being at the hip, forearm, and spine.  These fractures become important health issues in that they often lead to chronic disabilities in the case of hip and spine fractures, as well as can lead to early death in many cases.