Osteoporosis Archives - BC Diabetes Foundation

Young Women and Osteoporosis

Research Volunteers If you are: a women under 50 years old have not yet reached menopause and recently learned that your bone density is low We would like to hear your story. We are looking for women to be confidentially interviewed about their experiences of having low bone density. Young Osteoporosis Women (Y.O.W.) Y.O.W. is […]

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Can Stress / Worry About Food Intake and Dieting Behaviour Influence Bone Mass and Increase Fracture Risk?

Introduction As a society we have become more aware of the implications of our food choices with regards to our general health. We are taught by media and health professionals to think before we eat and to make “healthy food choices”. In many ways, watching what we eat has become an important step in achieving […]

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An Introduction to Bone

Introduction Bones are truly amazing. A unique combination of flexible collagen and brittle calcium phosphate makes them incredibly strong and durable. Part of the durability has to do with the fact that our bones are under constant maintenance, being partially broken down and rebuilt on a daily basis. Special bone cells called osteoblasts take calcium […]

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Young Women and Osteoporosis

Building Our Knowledge and Resources If you are under 50 years old and recently learned that your bone density is lower than it should be, you may be feeling confused, worried or frightened. You are not alone. Osteo Juniors is a group of younger women throughout BC who have osteoporosis or osteopenia. The problem with […]

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