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Special Reports December 2013 Issue

Eat Right for Strong Bones That Will Last a Lifetime

Your bones need a healthy mix of nutrients to prevent osteoporosis.

Are you feeding your bones a healthy diet? If not, the consequences could be serious. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), some 10 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, which makes bones less dense and more susceptible to fractures. Another 34 million people are at risk for the condition. Osteoporosis will cause about half of all women over 50 to break a bone at some point in their lifetime, the NOF estimates. One-third of those who suffer hip fractures will require nursing-home care, and one-fifth will die in the first year after the fracture.

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