Bone health is directly linked to nutrition. Certain foods promote breakdown of bone and osteoporosis. Other foods, such as fruit and vegetables, supply your body with the nutrients necessary to build and maintain healthy, strong bones and prevent osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Drugs May Be Risky For Bones
Bisphosphonates (such as Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, and Reclast) are commonly prescribed by physicians to treat osteoporosis or to prevent osteoporosis in individuals with osteopenia. Unfortunately, bisphosphonates may actually increase oneÂ’s risk of mid-femur fractures (the femur is your upper leg bone).
Fitness Fights Osteoporosis
The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 50% of women and 25% of men over the age of
50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime.
Twenty percent of seniors who suffer from an osteoporosis related fracture die within one year.
Fortunately, the best protection against osteoporosis is physical activity.
Calcium, Vitamin D, and Osteoporosis
About 10 million Americans already have osteoporosis, and 34 million are at risk.
Fosamax May Lead to Bone Fractures
Since bisphosphonates accumulate in bone tissue and suppress bone turnover, there has been a concern about the strength and integrity of the medically treated bone.