Even though calcium supplements fall short, a combination of diet supplements helps build healthy bone in those with osteoporosis.
Weight training is an essential part of a program to maintain muscle mass and prevent fragility fractures.
Eating prunes improved bone density in a 2011 study of post-menopausal women.
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Vertebral compression fractures from osteoporotic bones affect more than half a million Americans each year. Other fractures occur from trauma or cancers spreading to the spine. Learn the risks and treatment strategies.
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Most people know to take calcium and vitamin D supplements to help prevent osteoporosis. As valuable as these steps are, they're not the only important measures you can take to prevent bone loss.
Thinning bones are a big worry for older people. But, regardless of your bone density, if you never fall in the first place, your risk of fracturing a bone is greatly reduced.