Osteoporosis is a major public health concern for men and women over the age of 50, characterized by structural deterioration and low bone mass (NOF 2011) leading to hip and spine fractures, as well as loss of function, independence, and increased risk of death with mortality rates between 20-24% one year after fracture (Leibson et al. 2002). This debilitating disease is highly influenced by genetic and environmental factors with diet as an especially important modifiable lifestyle factor that helps maximize and prolong skeletal health.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Probiotics and Prebiotics in Food, Nutrition and Health|
|Number of pages||32|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)