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This section brings together useful information regarding research, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

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PREVENTION AND NUTRITION

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Bones have an invisible enemy, osteoporosis. Some of the risk factors are innate and cannot be changed. Others however depend on the lifestyle and the alimentation that we have chosen. Learn to keep bones healthy from a very young age and discover if you are at risk by answering some simple questions :
HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR BODY FAT INDEX

Your body fat index (IMC) is a measurement based upon your height and your weight, it is calculated in the same way both for men and women.
Remember that 1 meter equals 100 cm and that m2 = meter x meter2
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If you have answered YES to more than three of these questions, you could be at risk of osteoporosis. We advise you to take this questionnaire to your GP, who will then consider whether it is necessary to do further tests.
Fortunately, osteoporosis is quite simple to diagnose and can be treated.

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PREVENTION AND NUTRITION

We can fight osteoporosis at the dinner table: by learning which foods are rich in calcium and keep your bones healthy by eating well.

THE CALCIUM CONTENT IN MAIN FOOD STUFFS source : Cannella, 2009

Quantity of Ca, P, Mg, Na, K, protein and energy, in common food
(mg/100 g edibil parts)
Table Cannella 2009

All of the experts agree that during pre- adolescence and adolescence the calcium intake should increase as these are the most important years for bone growth.
There is no general agreement on the RDA of calcium intake. However, below are some general guidelines

Source: Cannella, 2009

You too can calculate how much calcium intake you have per day: follow the simple instructions in this test

Source: Cannella, 2009