The Importance of Caring for Your Bones Early and Often


Published 9/26/23
bone health fact sheet

Taking proactive measures to support bone health early, especially while bones are still developing, can help build bone and reduce fracture risk later in life.

Women are more prone to developing osteoporosis, which is the most common form of bone disease and the major cause of fractures in postmenopausal women and older men.

As we close out Healthy Aging Month in September and ahead of Bone and Joint Health Awareness Month in October, the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) published the Women’s Bone Health: The Importance of Caring for Your Bones Early and Often Fact Sheet. This resource highlights the important steps women can take to improve and maintain their bone health and to prevent secondary fracture – and the quality of life and health care costs of not investing in bone health.

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