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As recommended by the National Bone Health Alliance.
Osteoporosis-related bone breaks cost the United States $17 billion per year and may cost $25 billion by 2025, according to data released this past summer by bone-health advocate the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA; Washington, DC). Approximately 9 million U.S. adults suffer from this disease, while another 48 million currently have low bone mass. With osteoporosis risk at an all-time high in the United States, can nutrition and dietary supplementation play a role in helping maintain bone health against this disease?
Yes, says Taylor Wallace, senior director of NBHA’s scientific and clinical programs. He recommends these top five nutrients to shore up bone health:
Just as these nutrients can help fight osteoporosis, so is a new campaign NBHA launched this summer, called 2Million2Many. The name reflects the fact that every year, two million bone breaks are caused by osteoporosis. The campaign urges people over the age of 50 to request osteoporosis testing anytime a fracture happens. Currently, only 2 in 10 bone breaks result in an osteoporosis test, says NBHA.