Linda Ohr

Linda Milo Ohr

Low bone mass and osteoporosis are two of the ill effects of poor bone health. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF, 2002), these two conditions are a major public health threat for 55% of the people aged 50 and older in the United States-almost 44 million women and men.

Low bone mass is the most accurate predictor of fracture risk. The association between low bone mass and fracture is stronger than that between systolic blood pressure and stroke and that between serum cholester…

Table 1—Estimated prevalence of osteoporosis and low bone mass in the U.S. population aged 50 and over through the year 2020. From NOF (2002).

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Linda Milo Ohr is a food scientist and writer based in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ([email protected]).
Linda Ohr