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Bone Mass Percentage Chart
It's a bank account: We stop adding to our bone mass by the end of our late 20's/early 30's. After that it is a slow decrease in bone mass. Bone mass can decrease to the point where you bone breaks under relatively normal loads. This is commonly known as osteoporosis/fragility fractures and can happen in the hip, wrists, and spine. It is important to maintain as much bone mass as possible to avoid those fractures. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Some ok, some not...: I agree with not drinking soft-drinks with sugar, a major issue in childhood obesity. While drinks like 7-up, sprite, & gingerale, provide no bone loss, it is well shown that drinking beverages with more than carbonated water, which are soft drinks containg phosphoric acid (colas, dr. Peppers) do cause a net loss of calcium in urine. At best, they should be occasional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How could a cancerous condition in the body be related to the development of severe reduction in bone mass?
Steroids: Some tumors produce acth like chemical that increases production of corticostoids and the later cause bone loss. Other facots may be cancer related cachexia, inadequte intake of calcium and vitamin d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which has the potential to increase bone mass density the most, strength training (1-5 reps) or hypertrophy (8-12 reps). I use a pair of dumbbells?
Weight bearing: Weight bearing exercise, such as walking, is the best form of exercise to increase bone mass density. Strength training and hypertrophic exercises can increase muscle strength and size, respectively, and may be somewhat helpful for increasing bone mass density, but the exercise method of choice is weight bearing. Carrying weight while walking can increase benefit. ...Read more
26yo male 178cm 118.5kg living at malaysia. Just got back from clinic with my BMR reading 2295kcal and bone mass 3.9kg. May i know what it means?
Calculations: Your BMR is the calculated estimate of your basal metabolic rate, or daily calories used by your body--so a diet specific to you would be about 500 less, or 1800/day. Bone mass is the calculated % of your total weight attributable to your bones. ...Read more
Restore hormones: Hormones at normal levels and in balance are vital both for bone health and for muscle building. Find a functional medicine doctor locally to help you evaluate and replace them properly by going to a4m.Com and using doctor locator function. ...Read more
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