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builders, however, can benefit from a moderate amount of added protein because of the constant repair
needed on muscles that are extremely active.
• Many women take calcium tablets to prevent osteoporosis. But this alone may not be enough. While calcium
is a necessary mineral, most therapists recommend both supplementation and exercise. Without exercise,
the body has no need to add bone mass, which prevents or helps reverse osteoporosis. (In addition, the
body needs Vitamin D to absorb calcium. Many companies are now adding small amounts of Vitamin D to
• Some people believe osteoporosis is only a women’s disease. It’s true that women are more affected by it,
but men, too, can develop osteoporosis as they age. Men can b...
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This document was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course BIOLOGY 103 at Western Oregon University.
- Winter '09