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DIET 200 Osteoporosis

by: Rebecca Istre

DIET 200 Osteoporosis DIET 200

Rebecca Istre
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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Group project on osteoporosis.
Basic Human Nutrition
Ashley Roberts
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Date Created: 04/22/16
Osteoporosis DIETETICS 200: Mineral Group Assignment By: Haley Thibodaux, Meghan Ursin, Victoria Vicks, Jodi Vincent, Brandy Wadsworth, Kaitlyn Watson, Emily Whiting, Amari Williams, Tisay Woodhouse, and Mia Zervigon NAME FUNCTIONS Osteoporosis is caused by calcium deficiency; low calcium intake prevents the bones to reach their peak bone mass. Calcium is involved in the mineralization of bones and teeth; also involved in muscle contraction and relaxation, nerve When bone losses reach functioning, blood the point of causing fractures under clotting, and blood pressure. common, everyday stresses, the condition is known as osteoporosis. SOURCES DISEASES Osteoporosis is known as a silent disease. The body sends no signals saying bones are losing their calcium. Blood samples offer no clues because blood calcium remains normal regardless of bone content, and measures of bone density are not Milk and milk products, routinely taken until later small fish (with bones), in life. calcium-set tofu (bean curd), greens (bok choy, broccoli, chard, kale), and legumes INTERESTING FACTS Osteoporosis and low bone mass (osteopenia) affect an estimated 52 million people in the United States, mostly older women.


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