What accounts for bone loss?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
What is it that accounts for the bone loss experienced with osteporosis?

A: In centuries past, the fragile bones and stooped stature of the aged were taken for granted. Today, however, prevention of osteoporosis is a real possibility.

Many factors are now known or suspected to accelerate the rate of bone loss. These include smoking, alcohol, low calcium intake, excessive phosphorus intake (such as found in soft drinks), and lack of exercise, various medications, and several medical illnesses. Excessive consumption of vitamin A may also increase risk of osteoporosis. Women are much more prone to osteoporosis than men.

To help combat bone loss you may also try the “DuraBone” herbal formula by Traditions of Tao. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.

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