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CuRd Ci Harold May 28= 1999 Paoa 7 LIFELONG STI%,TEGY HELPS .TAVE OFF OSTEOPOROSIS It's never too late to start an osteoporosis prevention program, but the best strategy is to start a multi-prong attack during adolescence and then modify it with age, says a researcher at Stanford University Medical Center. Overall, the goal is to build up or "bank" bone in adolescence and then take care to slow down bone losses through adulthood, says Dr.Robert Marcus, professor of medicine and director of the Stanford Osteoporosis Clinic, which is part of UCSF Stanford Health Care. Osteoporosis is the deletion of bone substance during aging. It especially affects women who do not take estrogen replacement therapy after menopause. Bone affected by osteoporosis is fragile and fractures easily, says Marcus. Eating a calcium-rich diet- -including dairy products and leafy vegetables- -will enhance bone gains during adolescence and help preserve bone mass through adulthood. To build strong bones, adolescent girls and boys should maintain a daily calcium intake of 1,200 to 1,500 milligrams per day, about the equivalent of four to five glasses of milk. Teenagers should also engage in frequent vigorous exercise to enhance gain because of the loss of estrogen at menopause. Daily calcium intake for most people overage 50 should stay at about 1,000 mg, but for women who decide not to take estrogen replacement, a total daily calcium intake of 1,500 mg is recommended. Many people find it convenient to take at least some of their calcium as supplements, and a numberofinexpensive and palatable products are available for this purpose, says Marcus. Also available are prescription drugs that reduce the rate of bone loss and actually promote significant gains in bone mass, he says. Staying active is important, too. "Exercise is good at any age but is particularly important for older women," Marcus says. "Light weight training or floor exercises such as leg lifts are good ways to build muscle strength and prevent the falls that can often lead to injuries." Marcus adds that womeri should discuss with their physicians the relative risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy, since the advantages and disadvantages vary widely among individual patients. OkanoCan Doulas Distrlet Hospital 24 Hour Emergency Service 507 Hospital Way Brewster, WA. 98812 689-2517 "Our family cares about yours" Hill House Assisted Living Facility raclou, s dioin g in a etirement Communit E tv#b a pectacular oleo of/be Columbia ioer of muscle and bone, he says. A I:> U 13 C A R E I restauran'[: #r/vate:styleapartments, 24 hour stafng, tiouse.keeplng, i!:]meals;actMty programs, exercise programs,| Adult bone mass remains fairly consistent until about age 50, [ arts and crafts, Bible studies, cable 7"Vandmorel./!:: l when it begins to decrease- -more rapidly in women than men .......... ....... 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