Effects of disease and diet on bone growth

Effects of disease and diet on bone growth - M echanism of...

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Mechanism of injury Effects of disease and diet on bone growth Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease. Researchers estimate that about 1 out of 5 American women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. Osteoporosis occurs when the body fails to form enough new bone, when too much old bone is reabsorbed by the body, or both. Calcium and phosphate are two minerals that are essential for normal bone formation. Throughout youth, your body uses these minerals to produce bones. If you do not get enough calcium, or if your body does not absorb enough calcium from the diet, bone production and bone tissues may suffer. Osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition causing extremely fragile bones. OI is a congenital disease (present at birth). It is frequently caused by a defect in the gene that produces type 1 collagen, an important building block of bone. There are many different defects that can affect this gene. The severity of OI depends on the specific gene defect. OI is an autosomal dominant disease. That means if you have one copy of the gene, you will
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