Body Fat and the Fat Inside your Bones affect Skeletal Health

By Dr. L. Claudia Pop, MD Osteoporosis and obesity represent increasing health burdens worldwide. Bone fragility and increased risk of fracture, resulting from bone loss and microscopic damage of the skeleton, constitute the hallmark of osteoporosis.1 BONE ACCRUAL The major predictor for osteoporosis risk later in life is peak…

Why Healthy Weight Means Healthy Bones

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] ┬áDr. L. Claudia Pop, MD Throughout life, there is a strong relationship between body weight and bone density.Low body weight results in low bone density and increasesthe risk of hip fractures by twofold at older age.1,2 Reasons for that are: decreased weight…

Osteoporosis Overview

By Wendy Brody, Pharm. D. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disorder affecting humans12. Bone strength is compromised, thus predisposing one to an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine and wrists.1Both men and women can develop osteoporosis, although men usually have a lower risk than women. During…