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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
Weight bearing : Exercises at least 3-4 times/week helps building bone mass. Also i suggest having your doctor check your vitamin d levels in your blood and if low, supplement it (normally take between 1000-2000 iu daily) which will help build bones as well as other things. Yoga and pilates also are useful improving bone density. ...Read more
DEXA scan: There are several methods available with the most common being a dexa scan measuring the lower or lumbar spine and hip bone densities and comparing these findings to an established table of normal findings. ...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?
What is the bone mass of an average 20 year old male and female? Female weighs 166.2 and the male weighs 195.5
15% of weight: A good ballpark is bone mass is about 15% of your weight. ...Read more
I own a scale that also measures body fat%, bone mass, and hydration. It says I have 7 lbs of bone. Is that good?
???????: Never heard of such a thing. Please make sure there is scientific information to support such claims. ...Read more
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