Men prone to osteoporosis too – study

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There are diseases commonly associated with men such as prostate cancer, high cholesterol, heart problems, strokes and blood pressure. But did you know that the dreaded bone disease osteoporosis is also creeping into their turf? Quite surprising since women have been historically known to be susceptible to bone breakage. Now it seems that lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking will make men liable to bone loss too.

A study by the International Osteoporosis Foundation revealed that 1 out of 5 men over the age of 50 will suffer from an Osteoporotic fracture. Locally, data on osteoporosis in men is limited, but Bone Health check results from leading adult milk drink Anlene from August 2011 to July 2012 showed that 43 % of men (aged 26 to 65 years old) in the Philippines are at risk. This implies that action to be taken for the early prevention of osteoporosis among men is just as urgent. For as men mature in age, their levels of testosterone decrease, resulting to gradual but significant bone thinning.

This concern should be addressed, considering that men are their families’ prime means of support. Any threat to their physical mobility or ability to work or even to engage in sports should be treated seriously. Moreover, some men do a lot of physical activities with their female partners or significant partners so it’s important that they combat osteoporosis together. The prescription of the bone doctor is as simple as learning ABC: frequent exercise, practice a healthy lifestyle and observe a balanced diet accompanied by Anlene milk drink.

I swear by Anlene. It’s really good! Two full glasses a day is enough to meet 100% of Philippine calcium and vitamin D requirements for mature adults.

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