A doctor examines an X-ray of a patient’s pelvic region. A collapse of vertebrae in the lower spine is common among osteoporosis sufferers. Weight training or doing high-impact sports, and good diet, help keep bones strong. Photo: Getty Images
A doctor examines an X-ray of a patient’s pelvic region. A collapse of vertebrae in the lower spine is common among osteoporosis sufferers. Weight training or doing high-impact sports, and good diet, help keep bones strong. Photo: Getty Images
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World Osteoporosis Day: how to spot the bone thinning condition early, and ways to head it off with the right diet and exercise

  • Osteoporosis is estimated to affect over 200 million people worldwide. Screening can spot the early stages of the bone thinning condition in women and men
  • Doing high-impact sports and weight training, having enough vitamin D and calcium in our diet, and not smoking or drinking, help maintain good bone density

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A doctor examines an X-ray of a patient’s pelvic region. A collapse of vertebrae in the lower spine is common among osteoporosis sufferers. Weight training or doing high-impact sports, and good diet, help keep bones strong. Photo: Getty Images
A doctor examines an X-ray of a patient’s pelvic region. A collapse of vertebrae in the lower spine is common among osteoporosis sufferers. Weight training or doing high-impact sports, and good diet, help keep bones strong. Photo: Getty Images
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