Osteoporosis is a worldwide epidemic. You might not even know you've got it until you fracture a bone. But it doesn't need to happen to you - osteoporosis is treatable and preventable and this book will show you how. Inside you will discover:
Why there aren't any symptoms?
How you can tell if you've got it?
How you can avoid it?
How you can boost your bone health?
Why diet and exercise are so important?
Dr Marilyn Glenville is the UK's leading nutritionist specializing in women's health. She is the author of the international best-seller, New Natural Alternatives to HRT, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the Nutrition Society
"Can you answer 'yes' to any of these questions?"
Do you have a family history of osteoporosis?
Are you of European or Asian descent?
Have you ever yo-yo dieted or suffered from an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia?
Were you prone to irregular menstrual cycles or long gaps between periods when younger?
Are you (or have you ever been) a smoker?
Have you taken certain medications ﾖ steroids, heparin, anticonvulsants, diuretics, long-term laxatives or antacids?
Have you had a thyroid problem - either under - or over-active?
Do you not take enough (or any) exercise?
Do you exercise too much?
Did you have an early menopause (before the age of 40)?
Have you had a hysterectomy and had your ovaries removed?
Do you have a digestive problem such as Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, or coeliac disease?
Is your alcohol and/or caffeine intake heavy (more than seven units per week or two cups of coffee or tea per day)?