14 Surprising Facts about Bones (Part 2)

Eunice Tan By Eunice Tan, 9th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/bap9_r2j/
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Here are another seven surprising facts about bone.

14 Surprising Facts about Bones (Part 2)

This is a continuation of 14 Surprising Facts about Bones (Part 1)

8. There are drugs that can strengthen bones
There are many drugs to strengthen bones are available in the market. But these drugs not necessarily suitable for everyone. Bisphosphonate drugs (Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Reclast) can reduce fractures, but these drugs have been associated in rare cases for jaw fractures.

Experts recommend the use of drug to strengthen the bones need to be evaluated after 3-5 years to determine whether the drug is still needed.

9. Your dentist can diagnose whether you have bone problem.
Bone loss can strike all parts of the body, including the jaw bone. If the jaw bone density loss, teeth can be wobbly and could have gum problems.

Dentists can predict the occurrence of osteoporosis by X-ray investigations and observe the related health problems.

10. Foods that are good for bones.
Foods rich in calcium are good for the bones. Milk, yogurt, cheese, and other foods rich in calcium such as almonds and green vegetables are also good for the bones. Even fruits or vegetables without calcium can be beneficial to bone.

Fruits and vegetables can help buffer acid in the body, high content of acid is not good for the bones.

11. Supplements may not be best.
Some pills have been linked to kidney stones and studies show that the risk of heart attack is higher in people who consume calcium supplements.

In a report, Institute of Medicine (2010) stated that, most people in United States get enough vitamin D and calcium in their diets, they do not require additional supplements.

12. Greater risk of hip fracture compared with bone cancer.

Although many women worry about breast cancer and other cancers, but broken bone due to osteoporosis also have to be a major concern.

In fact, a woman's risk for hip fracture caused by osteoporosis is equal to the combined risk of breast cancer, ovarian, and uterine cancer. Hip fractures most commonly occur in people over age 65 years.

Hip fractures can be potentially life-changing events or even life-threatening, and may require surgery and long recovery time. some never fully recovered from a broken hip and had to use a walker or a wheelchair.

13. Rest does not strengthen bones.

The bones do not become stronger after the break.

14. We should form the bone since young age.

Playing, exercising, lifting weights, running, and almost every activity that drives muscle will make the bones stronger and denser.

The peak of bone density happens when somebody is 30 years old and then began to decline. so the business to maintain health should be done since his youth.


Bone, Calsium, Cancer, Density, Dentist, Drug, Hip Fracture, Kidney Stone, Muscle, Osteoporosis, Suplement, Vitamin D

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author avatar Denise O
13th Jan 2012 (#)

Another interesting page on bones. Thank you for sharing.:)

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