Strong women, strong bones : everything you need to know to prevent, treat, and beat osteoporosis /
Miriam E. Nelson with Sarah Wernick.
Rev. Perigee trade pbk. ed.
New York, N.Y. : Perigee Book, 2006.
xvi, 320 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
0399532498 (pbk.)
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New York, N.Y. : Perigee Book, 2006.
0399532498 (pbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-312) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., is an associate professor and director of the John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University Sarah Wernick, Ph.D., is an award-winning writer
Main Description
Starting around age thirty-five (or even earlier), women lose up to one percent of their bone mass each year. Often, symptoms don't appear for decades. And while this disease is preventable-and treatable-calcium and walking aren't enough. Based on cutting-edge medical research and filled with inspiring stories, Strong Women, Strong Bones features: The one-hour-per-year plan for healthy bones, A questionnaire that reveals hidden risk factors, Information on the most accurate bone-density tests, with advice about insurance coverage, Tips on supplements beyond calcium: the other essential nutrients and findings on soy, Recommended exercise beyond walking: the best workouts for strong bones, fully illustrated, with a new two-minute exercise that produces astonishing results, Facts on the latest medications, including an FDA-approved drug that also fights breast cancer, A special chapter for men (yes, they can develop osteoporosis, too). Book jacket.
Long Description
The groundbreaking guide to understanding and combating osteoporosis-more than 100,000 copies sold in its original edition.
Main Description
Based on the latest scientific information, and including practical advice on the best nutrition, exercise, and medication, Strong Women, Strong Bones is an essential guide for any woman who wants to know more about the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Includes: A one-hour-per-year plan for healthy bones A self-test to assess risk factors Facts on the most accurate bone-density tests Tips on supplements beyond calcium, plus new findings on soy The best workouts for strong bones, fully illustrated, with an effective new two-minute exercise Facts on the latest medical breakthroughs A special chapter for men
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Osteoporosis Is Preventablep. 1
The Silent Cripplerp. 3
The Secret Life of Bonep. 17
The Anatomy of Osteoporosisp. 31
Check Out Your Bonesp. 47
Are You at Risk?p. 49
Put Your Bones to the Testp. 65
Falling - the Forgotten Factorp. 82
Smart Strategies for Strong Bonesp. 97
Calcium and Beyondp. 99
Bone-Boosting Workoutsp. 134
Good News About Medicationp. 223
Standing Up to Osteoporosisp. 249
The Strong Bones Workbookp. 251
Men Get Osteoporosis Too!p. 271
Questions and Answersp. 282
Glossaryp. 297
Referencesp. 307
Indexp. 313
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