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Posted by Wendy
on October 24, 2000 at 07:55:50:
In Reply to: ostoeporsis @ 21 posted by lauren on October 23, 2000 at 21:01:37:
: Thank goodness you found out so young! At your age it will be easy to reverse the bone loss.
One of the reasons younger athletic women can get osteo is because of overtraining and a low fat, low protein diet - contrary to popular culture a low fat, low protein diet isn't probably the best way to go to remain healthy (that might be the key reason your periods stopped - and if your periods stop then your body doesn't have the protective effects of estrogen on the bones). Our bodies do need fat and protein!
There are some other key muscle building nutrients that I would add (such as vitamin D, K, E, Boron, Manganese, Magnesium, etc). There is some good information out there on the web. Also jogging is better than running, and weight training is good. Also try to cut down on sugar (a real bone robber), excessive salt, caffeine, and stop the soft drinks! The carbonation is terrible for your bones!! Good luck! I'm so glad you found out at your age! I am 37 and have osteopenia (precursor to osteoporosis).
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