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Your Best Strategies to Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis literally means porous bones. It can happen as we get older and our bone structure starts to break down faster than it is rebuilt. Some bone loss is inevitable as we age, but it doesn’t have to progress to osteoporosis, with its risk for painful fractures. And it doesn’t mean we’re stuck taking osteoporosis drugs such as Fosamax, Boniva, Evista or Actonel, with their long list of possible side effects, including throat and stomach ulcers, joint and muscle pain, and loss of jaw bone and teeth.

Here’s how you can slow bone loss, even when you’re older.

The Anti-Aging Bottom Line: Osteoporosis affects over half of all Americans age 50 and older, 80% of whom are women. This disease can be severely debilitating, but fortunately, there are ways to avoid it without resorting to drugs.

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Written exclusively for Stop Aging Now, the authority on anti-aging research, anti-aging nutrition, and anti-aging supplements.

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