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Osteoporosis: The Silent Killer
More than 28 million Americans, 80% whom
are women, are severely at risk
Worse yet, "fracture complications
resulting from osteoporosis have resulted in more deaths than breast,
uterine, cervical, and ovarian cancer combined!"
Dr. James McHale
Osteoporosis greatly impairs your quality
of life by causing not only severe pain and deformity, but your ability
to move and be active is ruined, and the psychological fear of breaking
more bones is terrorizing.
Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a
disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of
bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility
to fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist.
Bone Tissue Example: Micrographs of
biopsy specimens of normal and osteoporotic bone.
A. 75-year-old normal woman.
B. 47-year-old woman who had
vertebral compression fractures.
Osteoporosis is a devastating condition
which affects over 23,000,000 Americans, crippling more than 1,200,000
Add 80 percent of all people over 40 who
show signs of either degenerative or rheumatoid arthritis to this
equation, and the number of people who suffer from some form of
structural weakness becomes staggering!
Research shows that we need more
nutrients than previously thought for healthy maintenance of teeth,
bones, joints and muscles.
For instance, Osteoporosis, (also known
as “Brittle Bone Disease” because of accelerated bone loss, extreme bone
fragility and increased susceptibility to bone fractures) has been
clinically linked to insufficient dietary calcium.
Surveys indicate that few people consume
necessary amounts of bone-building nutrients in their diet. Less than
35% of women, for example, consume the 1,000 milligrams of calcium
recommended by regulatory agencies, and far less consume the 1,200
milligrams recommended by leading nutritionists.
Osteoporosis is NOT the mistaken "old
persons' disease." It can happen at ANY age.
Frighteningly, evidence of dietary
calcium deficiencies is even showing up in teens, preteens, even
80% of those affected by osteoporosis are
8 million American women and 2 million
men have osteoporosis, and millions more have low bone density.
One in two women and one in eight men
over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their
10% of African-American women over age 50
have osteoporosis; an additional 30% have low bone density that puts
them at risk of developing osteoporosis.
Significant risk has been reported in
people of all ethnic backgrounds.
While osteoporosis is often thought of as
an older person's disease, it can strike anybody at any age.
Are YOU at risk?
Certain people are more likely to develop
osteoporosis than others. Factors that increase the likelihood of
developing osteoporosis are called "risk factors." The following risk
factors have been identified:
Thin and/or small frame
A family history of osteoporosis
Postmenopause, including early or surgically induced menopause
Abnormal absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea)
Anorexia nervosa or bulimia
A diet low in calcium
Use of certain medications, such as corticosteroids and anticonvulsants
Low testosterone levels in men
An inactive lifestyle
Excessive use of alcohol
Being Caucasian or Asian, although African Americans and Hispanic
Americans are at significant risk as well
Women can lose up to 20% of their bone
mass in the 5-7 years following menopause, making them more susceptible
Osteoporosis is responsible for more than
1.5 million fractures annually, including:
300,000 hip fractures; and approximately
700,000 vertebral fractures,
250,000 wrist fractures; and
300,000 fractures at other sites
Osteoporosis is often called the "silent
disease" because bone loss occurs without symptoms. People may not know
that they have osteoporosis until their bones become so weak that a
sudden strain, bump, or fall causes a fracture or a vertebra to
How do you prevent Osteoporosis?
A balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D
A healthy lifestyle with no smoking or excessive alcohol intake, and
Bone density testing and medication when appropriate
To help you and your loved ones prevent
this debilitating disease, Life Force has introduced a delicious liquid
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