[MEN] Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
When was the last time you thought about your bone health?
If you answered “never” then you’re probably in the majority.
Osteoporosis is often thought to be a women’s disease… but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
You see, more than 2 million American men are walking around with thin, brittle bones.
This is a huge problem, because one broken bone can result in weeks of bed rest, which is the WORST thing for any senior.
Now, research has unearthed a gigantic risk that can put you on the road to osteoporosis faster than you can say “fracture.”
A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found that men who were overweight had an increased risk of bone fractures.
When researchers reviewed dual x-ray absorptiometry records of 10,000 patients, they found a connection between weight and broken bones.
Specifically, they found that each extra kilogram (roughly 2.2 pounds) of added weight compounded the risk of weaker bones, especially in male patients.
But they also discovered that any added lean muscle mass protected the patient against fractures by increasing bone density… for both men AND women.
The study just gave you a blueprint for keeping your bones healthy: maintain a healthy weight AND increase your muscle mass.
How do you do that?
First, make sure you get plenty of exercise to build muscle. This can be as simple as going for a walk each day.
Then, make sure you get enough protein, which is essential for both bone and muscle health. Eating a wide variety of proteins is your best bet.
Finally, make sure you get enough of two nutrients in particular: magnesium and vitamin D. Magnesium helps build muscles, promotes muscle relaxation, and prevents muscle cramping. Vitamin D is necessary to strengthen your bones, but it’s also important for muscle growth maintenance because it helps build testosterone, which is critical for good bone muscle building in both men and women.
Soon your muscles and bones will be strong, and maybe you’ll even be a few pounds lighter too!
Minerd, Jeff. “Obesity Linked With Weaker Bones, Especially for Men.” 2/10/2022. https://www.medpagetoday.com/endocrinology/osteoporosis/97118?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2022-02-11&eun=g1428058d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%20Top%20Cat%20HeC%20%202022-02-11&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_dual-gmail-definition
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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