(Andy De Santis/ Healthing) — The ability of our bones to restore themselves declines with age which explains why osteoporosis —which affects at least one in 10 adults over 40 — is more common in older adults. But younger people can be affected as well. And the effects can be devastating.
According to the Mayo Clinic , bone fractures are the most concerning complications of osteoporosis — particularly in the spine or hip. In fact, a fracture in the hip, often caused by a fall, can mean disability, or even death. Sometimes fractures can happen even without falling, and your vertebrae can weaken causing back pain and poor posture.The good news is that choosing the right diet can help support the strength and healthy aging of our skeletons. (…)