Nutrition and Osteoporosis

According to Bunker (1994) bone fractures that are associated to osteoporosis are important basis of mortality and morbidity to affected women. Bone mass of adults rely on the maximum rate of consequent loss, each depends on the interaction of several factors like nutrition, hormones, environment and genetic difference of an individual. There should be a sufficient supply of calcium not lower than 500mg/day. Study shows that the concentration of serum of vitamin K decreases as a person grow older and to those who had osteoporotic fractures.

Calcium supplements of 500 m/day for adolescents can give 4% gain in skeletal calcium while 800mg/day will avoid bone loss in postmenopausal women (Lau and Woo). Prevention Once osteoporosis is detected lifestyle changes should be considered by the patient, like avoiding rigid exercises but light exercise is accepted since it can result to anabolic effect that can reverse osteoporosis, also medications like taking up calcium, biphosphonates, and vitamin D will help. Conclusion

The best preference for osteoporosis is prevention like any other disease it can be treated and prevented this is possible if every individual especially women can reach the maximum bone mass before the age of 30 because bone strength in later life depends on the bone mass that was gained in early childhood. There are several factors that influence bones mass one of it is nutrition the dietary intake of an individual which take part to maintain the soft tissue cushion that protects the skeleton.

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