BIO-208-WA7 - The Science of Nutrition (BIO-208): Week...

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Unformatted text preview: The Science of Nutrition (BIO-208): Week (WA7) The Science of Nutrition (BIO-208): Week (WA7) Dec 18, 2011 Thomas Edison State College Dr. Stephen Glass The Science of Nutrition (BIO-208): Week (WA7) 1- Define and discuss osteoporosis. Include in your discussion information on how osteoporosis develops; how age, sex, hormones, and genetics affect it; how activity affects it; and what dietary interventions can help prevent or treat osteoporosis. Osteoporosis literally means ‘weakening of bones’ is a disease characterized by a decrease in density and bone quality. As the bones become porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. The loss of bone occurs progressively. There are usually no symptoms until the first fracture occurs. “Osteoporosis becomes apparent during the later years, but it develops much earlier and without warning” (p. 413) Factors responsible for osteoporosis: Previously it was not known exactly when it began osteoporosis, the first visible sign of the disease used to be a fracture of the hip, wrist or vertebral bodies that cause pain or deformity, but when this happens, the disease is at an advanced stage and the damage is profound. The book Understanding Nutrition (2010) stated that an estimated 300,000 people in the United States are hospitalized each year because of hip fractures related to osteoporosis. About a fourth dies of complications within a The Science of Nutrition (BIO-208): Week (WA7) year. A fourth of those who survive will never walk or live independently again. (p.413) Age: Two major stages of life are critical in the development of...
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2012 for the course BIO 208 taught by Professor Steve during the Winter '11 term at Thomas Edison State.

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BIO-208-WA7 - The Science of Nutrition (BIO-208): Week...

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