Osteoporosis

Practice Guidance Toolkit


Description and Key Nutrition Issues

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Description 
Osteoporosis is a chronic bone disease with nutritional implications for both prevention and treatment. 
 
Calcium and vitamin D are the cornerstones of nutritional treatment for osteoporosis and for osteoporosis prevention, although other dietary factors also play a role. Calcium is the predominant mineral in bone and is essential for healthy bone growth and maintenance. Vitamin D significantly increases bone mineral density and can help reduce the risk of fracture.
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Last Updated: 2014-07-29