Bone Health Part 1: Osteoporosis Prevention

Join me to learn about building and maintaining strong bones, with endocrinologist Dr. Joy Wu. Osteoporosis causes devastating bone fractures in millions of people every year, and there is a lot we can do to prevent it.
In this episode, we discuss the causes, consequences, and risk factors for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Dr. Wu sheds light on what’s going in inside your bones and the role of diet, exercise, hormones and medications.
Dr. Wu is a board-certified endocrinologist who specializes in osteoporosis and other bone mineral diseases. She treats patients and leads cutting-edge research at Stanford University, where she is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism and Vice Chair of Basic Science in the Department of Medicine.
This episode is the first of a two-part conversation. In part two, we discuss treatment options for those who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Connect with Dr. Joy Wu
Twitter @JoyYWu
Stanford profile:
Fracture Prevention Facts & Myths (Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation)
Osteoporosis Canada
Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the US Surgeon General
Hormone Health Network of Endocrine Society
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (for physicians)
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