As we age, bone health becomes more important. Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, leaving those with it at greater risk for bone fractures.

Although African Americans are at lower risk of developing osteoporosis, they are still at risk.

Signs of osteoporosis

  • Back pain caused by fractured or collapsed vertebra
  • Loss of height
  • Bad posture
  • Easily broken bone

Aside from exercise, there are foods that can help keep the bones strong.

  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Dark green leafy vegetables
  • Fish (salmon, sardines and other fatty fish)
  • Calcium-fortified foods
  • Tofu
  • Eggs
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