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Posted on 05-13-2013

TEENAGE SMOKING, DEPRESSION, & OSTEOPOROSIS

Good morning!

Osteoporosis is a costly health problem. Although it is primarily evident in postmenopausal women, its roots can be traced to periods of growth, including adolescence. A recent study from the Journal of Adolescent Health in April 2013 showed that smoking and depressive symptoms in adolescent girls had a negative impact on adolescent bone growth and may lead to future low bone mass or osteoporosis and higher fracture rates in postmenopausal years.

You have your biggest "bank of bone" when you are 18.  You lose a little bit every year after that.  Its important that our young people care for themselves early and certainly avoid causing harm or accelerate ill health usually reserved for the elderly.

Take 5,000 iu of Vitamin D3/day, exercise, avoid phosphoric acid (found in processed foods and soda), and eat a clean diet rich in varied nutrients.

Have a blessed day..I know I will!

 
 

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