Nutrition Class Paper

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Anh Le
Professor: Erin Caudill, M.S. R.D. LMNT
FSDT-1350 Basic Nutrition
09/19/2014
Osteoporosis
1. Osteoporosis is a bones’ disease. It is a condition in which the bones are less dense, increasing the risk of fracture. Osteoporosis is related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. People with osteoporosis often have the holes and spaces in the honeycomb are much bigger than other people who have healthy bone. This means your bones have lost density or mass and that the structure of your bone tissue has become abnormal. Moreover, osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the removal of old bone. Osteoporosis can happen in both men and woman, but females are at higher risk for osteoporosis than males because they have smaller and less bone mass. Although osteoporosis often occurs with elderly, it has its roots in childhood and must be prevented throughout adulthood.
2. There are many risks that involved to osteoporosis:
Gender: females are at risk higher osteoporosis than males.
Ethnicity: white and Asian people are greatest at risk of osteoporosis.
Age: you begin to lose bone mass after about age 30, which increases your risk of osteoporosis and fractures.
Body type: thinner women have less bone-protecting estrogen.
Family history of Fractures: a family history of bone fractures in your relatives’ later years increase your risk of osteoporosis.
Level of sex hormones: menopausal women or men with low levels of sex hormones, which are protective against bone loss, are also at risk at higher risk.
Medication: using a mount of medicine in the long term such as glucocorticoids, too much thyroid hormone and so on can lead to loss of bone mass and increase the risk of fractures.
Smoking
Physical activity
Alcohol
Inadequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D: inadequate amounts of either or both of these nutrients increases your risk of low bone mass, bone loss, and bone fracture.
Drink too much caffeine I am at risk of Osteoporosis by some reasons. First of all, I am an Asian girl so I am probable at high risk of this disease. Secondly, my grandmother has this so I think my mom could have it when she gets older. She told me she often feels hurt or tired after a long walk or when the weather changes. Furthermore, I am not a fan of milk and that’s why I barely drink milk since I was 8 years old. Water is mainly my consumption and some fruits juice. By some those reasons above, I am at risk of getting osteoporosis than others.
3. Treatment or prevention for osteoporosis:
Get enough calcium and vitamin D: these two vitamins are very helpful for you to keep your bone strong and healthy when you are young and when you get older. Some sources include calcium such as low-fat…