What is Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Prevention


What is Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Prevention:

What is Bone? To understand osteoporosis, it is important to learn about bone. Made mostly of collagen, bone is living, growing tissue. Collagen is a protein that provides a soft framework, and calcium phosphate is a mineral that adds strength and hardens the framework. This combination of collagen and calcium makes bone strong and flexible enough to withstand stress. More than 99 percent of the body’s calcium is contained in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1 percent is found in the blood. Two types of bone are found in the body-cortical and trabecular.

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