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Improve Bone Health

Posted by Jane Jansen on

Improve Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss associated with an increased risk of fractures. The term osteoporosis literally means porous bone. The body repairs bones by constantly absorbing and replacing bone tissue. This process in carried on by bone cells called osteoclasts and osteoblasts. The osteoclasts function to dissolve older bone and leave tiny unfilled spaces behind.  Think of them like Pacman that search around to gobble up old bone and leave a small space like a little pond. The osteoblasts then move into these spaces and produce new healthy thicker bone. With Osteoporosis new bone creation doesn't keep...

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