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COLUMN: No one wants spongy bones

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By Alexis Mitchell, LaRue County Health Department

Did you know about 12 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis? Are you one of the 12 million? Are your children?

Fifty percent of adolescent boys and 20 percent of adolescent girls do not get the nutrition they need for bone health. Your bones become “spongy” when you have a disease called osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeletal system which results from weak bones. Unfortunately, you may not even know you have the disease until you break a bone.


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