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NUTRITION AND OSTEOPOROSIS.

The importance of nutrition to bone health.

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Osteoporosis and low bone mass are currently estimated to be a major public health threat. Adequate nutrition plays a major role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis; the micronutrients of greatest importance are calcium and vitamin D.... more »Osteoporosis and low bone mass are currently estimated to be a major public health threat. Adequate nutrition plays a major role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis; the micronutrients of greatest importance are calcium and vitamin D. The recommended calcium intake changes with age.  The nutritional needs for optimizing bone health can be easily met by a healthy diet with adequate calcium and vitamin D intakes through dairy or calcium fortified foods. Foods are a preferred source to maintain calcium balance because there are other essential nutrients that are found in high calcium foods. For those individuals where there is inadequate calcium intake from diet, supplemental calcium can be used. 03-19-2015 12:12pm

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