- Q Can osteoporosis be prevented?
Osteoporosis prevention is focused on keeping your bones strong and healthy. You cannot guarantee you will never have osteoporosis, but you can lessen your risk by strengthening your bones. It is important to get enough calcium and vitamin D to build... Full Answer
- Q How can I reduce my risk of developing osteoporosis?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyHere are some ways to reduce your risk for osteoporosis: Get enough calcium: Make sure you get adequate calcium in your diet. Low levels of calcium can contribute to a decrease in bone density, premature bone loss, and an increased risk of fractures.... Full Answer
- Q What is the connection between vitamin C and osteoporosis?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineVitamin C has been proven to be a powerful antioxidant and a nutrient that can boost immunity, among other benefits. But more research is showing that C can help prevent bone loss associated with osteoporosis, and it's necessary for cartilage repair.... Full Answer
- Q How can I get enough vitamin D and calcium to help prevent osteoporosis?
Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, CardiologyOsteoporosis affects more women than men: about 80% of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis are women. That's why it's especially important for women to exercise throughout life and get enough bone-building calcium and vitamin D. Some multivitamins... Full Answer
- Q What should I eat to avoid getting osteoporosis?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyTo reduce your risk of osteoporosis:Eat more vitamin C foods: kiwis, oranges, grapefruit, and potatoes for collagen production. Get protein from soy, fresh fish, legumes, vegetables, and sea greens instead of meat. Drink juices like carrot and orange;... Full Answer