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The good news is, these effects can be somewhat reversed through diet and exercise. While Hormone Replacement Therapy is largely used to help compensate for lowered estrogen levels in women, exercise and mineral supplementation has actually been shown to partially undo the effects of bone loss for both men and women. The body stores most of its calcium in the teeth and skeleton; so, as we age it is important to build calcium stores early to create lasting supplies throughout our lifetime. Our muscles use calcium to contract and if we do not get enough of this mineral in our diet, then the body begins to actually deplete the bones of its stores. Even taking a supplement (click here for more info) with as little as 600mg/day in conjunction with Vitamin D can help increase stores early on, both aiding muscle performance and bone function.
The human body adapts to imposed demands; thus, resistance exercise actually stimulates bone growth and repair.
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3. Maclean, Catherine. “Systematic Review: Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis .” Annals of Internal Medicine 148.3 (2008): 197-W38. Web. 2 Sep 2010.