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May 2000 Issue

Osteoporosis Consensus: Nutrition & Exercise Key to Healthy Bones

When it comes to osteoporosis, prevention is the best medicine. Thatís the consensus of a scientific committee of independent experts convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in March to review the latest research on this bone-thinning disease. Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone density, which makes bones prone to fractures, especially at the hip, spine and wrist. The condition affects an estimated 10 million Americans, with women outnumbering men four to one. An additional 18 million have low

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