As we age, some of our bone cells dissolve, and new ones form. But for people with osteoporosis, new cells fail to develop at the same rate as the loss — causing bones to become porous, brittle and easy to break.
While you can’t reverse osteoporosis once you have it, you can slow down its progression by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Erin Peisach, a wellness education specialist with Sharp Rees-Stealy, shares five foods that can help keep osteoporosis at bay in the above video.
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