Your Bones Need More Than Milk!
“Drink your milk!” your mother may have told you this as a child. And she was absolutely right: People who drink plenty of milk (or get plenty of calcium from other sources) tend to have lower risks of conditions like osteoporosis, the disease that causes bones to become thin and brittle.
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It appears that not many of us listened very well to Mom; annually, osteoporosis accounts for about 700,000 spine fractures, 300,000 hip fractures, about 250,000 wrist fractures, and 300,000 fractures at other sites. One out of two women over 50 and one in eight men over 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture at some point.