Strong Bones Overview

Osteoporosis is a serious medical condition in which bones become dangerously thin, brittle and susceptible to fracture. More than 28 million Americans suffer from bone loss: one out of every three women over the age of 40. In fact, all women are at risk for developing osteoporosis. Bone loss begins as early as age 35 and then accelerates after menopause. Sadly, more women die from complications of osteoporotic bone fractures than die from breast cancer each year.

The good news is that osteoporosis is a preventable and treatable disease. Strong Women, Strong Bones (Putnam, 2000) outlines a complete program to prevent or manage osteoporosis through sound nutrition, targeted exercise, risk factor assessment, diagnosis and medical treatment.

I follow the Strong Bones program and urge you to start as soon as possible. The Strong Bones program can reduce your risk of osteoporosis and improve your bone health at any age.

Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D.

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