Bone Builders is a community-based osteoporosis prevention education program for women and older men in Arizona. Osteoporosis is a silent disease that causes porous bones that break easily. One in two women over 50 and one in five older men will suffer from a fracture due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can be caused by a variety of reasons, including a lack of calcium in diet, sedentary lifestyle and certain medications. Become a Bone Builders volunteer to teach others about preventing osteoporosis. For more information, visit the Bone Builders website http://www.bonebuilders.org/
The Bone Estrogen Strength Training (BEST) study for osteoporosis prevention was conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers in the Departments of Physiology and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona. The study results showed that weight bearing and progressive resistance exercises, combined with Citracal® calcium citrate supplementation, significantly improved bone mineral density at skeletal sites at risk for fractures in postmenopausal women.