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International Journal of Home Science

2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 3, PART F

A study on prevalence of osteoporosis in elderly women and its relation with nutrients

Author(s): Dr. Neeta Varshney
Abstract:
Osteoporosis is characterized by how bone mass micro architectural determination of bone tissue leads to enhanced bone fragility and consequently increasing the fracture risk among elderly people. However, osteoporosis is the sub-clinical or symptomless condition and becomes clinically evident only when a person suffers a fracture.
Women have a greater bone loss than men especially after the onset of menopause due to hormonal changes and reduced absorption efficiency of calcium, Added to the uncontrollable factors such as age, sex and menopause, several controllable factors also effect osteoporosis which can be classed under the different categories like lifestyle (menarche, early menopause, multiparity, inactivity and excessive exercise), nutritional status (prolonged low calcium intake, high animal protein), medical factors (degenerative disease as anorexia nervosa, diabetes, alterations in gastro-intestinal functions etc.) and drugs. The present investigation was undertaken on the factors of occurrence of the osteoporosis in selected Indian women who are at risk.
Pages: 472-476  |  333 Views  169 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Neeta Varshney. A study on prevalence of osteoporosis in elderly women and its relation with nutrients. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(3):472-476.
International Journal of Home Science