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Osteoporosis: Biology behind age-related bone loss revealed

As individuals grow older into their senior years, it is quite common to become victim to some extent of osteoporosis. What occurs is that the bones that have been sturdy for so many years, begin to deteriorate and weaken as vitamins and nutrients are less able to be implemented. However, by understanding how the ailment works, and the measures that can be taken to stand in front of it, we can reduce the onset of osteoporosis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It makes them weak and more prone to breaking.
  • Roughly a third of women and a fifth of men over fifty will get bone fractures from osteoporosis.
  • Researchers are trying to understand how Cbf-beta maintains bones as we get older.

“Osteoporosis is a big global health problem and is more common in women than in men.”

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