Osteoporosis Bone mass decreases after 35 yrs old 10 million Americans have it 34 million are at risk
Osteoporosis Women more at risk because bone loss occurs more rapidly after menopause 50% of women >50 yrs old will have fracture 25% of men >50 yrs old will have fracture 2005 2 million fractures $19 billion in costs
Common fractures Hip fracture Spine fracture Wrist fracture
Hip fracture Older women who have hip fracture have 2-3 fold increase in death in one year 1 month after surgery 10.5% 6 months 21.5% 1 year 27.3%
Spine fractures People at risk 6.6% in 1 year 16.9% at 3 years If already had fracture, 20% 23% are symptomatic fractures
Vitamin D Few food sources of vitamin D Fish best Salmon Tuna Milk, Eggs Impossible to get sufficient vitamin D from diet alone Best supplement is vitamin D3 CHOLECALCIFEROL 1-70 yrs old--600 IU/day >70 yrs old-- 800 IU
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