There are ways to forestall the loss of bone mass that accompanies aging.
- Get enough calcium--the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends 1,000mg of calcium daily, increasing to 1,200 mg daily for women over 50 and men over 70
- Avoid soda--cola, in any form, has been linked to greater risk of bone thinning, and, in addition, can cause weight gain which has adverse effects on bone health
- No smoking--puts bone health at risk
- Reduce sodium intake--especially with high blood pressure, sodium increases calcium excretion
- Vitamin D--either by sunshine or with diet or supplements, this vitamin helps calcium absorption
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Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309