Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Bone Health Tips for Seniors

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Thursday, 13 June 2024 11:37 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Almost half of women and a third of men older than age 65 will contend with a bone fracture at some point, and more than 300,000 people are hospitalized for hip fractures annually — almost all of which are caused by falling.

Experiencing a bone fracture or break when you are older is risky business. Only a third of senior men and half of senior women survive for five years or more after the event.

How can you bone up on your bone health? By doing weight-bearing activities such as walking and cycling, strength training with stretchy bands, and practicing balance exercises or even taking a "learn to fall" class.

You also want to adopt a bone-friendly diet. The Mayo Clinic recommends four servings of whole grains a day (such as 1 cup of steel-cut oatmeal, one slice of 100% whole-grain bread, and 1/2 cup 100% whole-grain pasta).

Make sure that you get at least four servings of veggies and three of fruit. They contain bone-supporting vitamins A, C, and K.

You’ll also need calcium, along with vitamin D and magnesium (they work together to protect your bones). Low- or non-fat dairy and anchovies and other bone-in little fish are good sources of calcium. Wild salmon delivers vitamin D, and magnesium is in almonds, dark chocolate, and avocados. 

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Experiencing a bone fracture or break when you are older is risky business. Only a third of senior men and half of senior women survive for five years or more after the event.
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