Women, the Odds Are Against You

That’s about 8 million women who will experience thinning and weakening of bones that increases the risk of fracture. Full-on osteoporosis hits between 5 and 20 percent of all women, while half of women will see at least some bone loss after their 50th birthdays. To lower your odds of getting osteoporosis, it’s crucial to get enough calcium and to do weight-bearing exercise, which can be as simple as walking daily.

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