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Boosting bone health

Practitioners can play a crucial role in helping patients to boost their bone health, and in raising awareness about bone conditions, the risks, the treatments and steps to prevention, reports Kathy Oxtoby.

Getting older may be a risk factor to developing bone problems such as osteoporosis and broken bones. But these conditions are not an inevitable part of ageing. “Good nutrition and plenty of exercise, as part of a healthy lifestyle, is important to ensure your bones stay strong as you age. This will help to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and the broken bones it causes,” says Sarah Leyland, clinical advisor at the Royal Osteoporosis Society. Practitioners caring for older people can play a crucial role in helping patients to boost their bone health by offering life style advice, and directing


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