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Healthy Bones are essential for an active lifestyle



In every area of life-whether it is work, sports or just every day activities-good bone health is essential.



According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation


Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of people 50 years or age and older. In the U.S., 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis.


Eighty percent of those affected by osteoporosis are women.


One in two women and one in four men, over age 50, will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in her/his remaining lifetime.


A womenís risk of hip fracture is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.


An average of 24 percent of hip fracture patients, aged 50 and over, die in the year following their fracture.




Supplying your bones with the proper nutrients throughout life is essential to the quality of your life and the health of your bones.


What Nutrients do YOU Need for Optimal Bone Health


It is important to feed your body the nutritional factors that support bone health. So what nutrients do you need? For most people, calcium and vitamin D are the two nutrients that come to mind. You need to be sure you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D each day. Your body also needs other nutrients like Vitamin A, C and K, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, amino acids, and enzymes for bone building. But itís not all that simple...


Depending on age and individual physical condition, each personís nutritional needs differ. It is important to have an evaluation by a qualified health care professional to determine which supplements and diet and exercise modifications are appropriate. Also, one must take into consideration that not all calcium supplements are the correct quality and quantity to make an impact on your bone health.


 Please Contact Dr. Cimperman or Dr. Gallagher

with any questions you may have concerning your bone health.


 This information is not meant to treat, cure or diagnose any illness, disease or health condition. Please contact a licensed health care provider with any questions you may have concerning your health.



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