Bone Loss, Weight Loss, and Weight Fluctuation Predict Mortality Risk in Elderly Men and Women
We view bone health as something that happens when we pass 60 years of age. However, this viewpoint grossly understates what bone health relates to and how early it can begin to deteriorate. Purely as a marker of Vit D status, it can give us an idea of whether we have enough Vit D decades before it may show up as something else.
This study finds that women with poor bone health have a higher overall mortality rate–again reflecting that the factors that negatively affect bone negatively affect everything else. As a society, we have to start placing increased value on checking bone density in men and women beginning in our 20s.