Your bones are like other parts of your body – alive and constantly growing. Some bone cells dissolve and some grow to replace them in a process called remodeling.
Osteoporosis is a thinning of the bones and for people with this condition, bone loss outpaces the growth of new bone. This causes bones to become brittle and subject to fracture. Fractures of the vertebrae, hip and other bones lead to serious long-term consequences. Fully 24% of hip fracture patients older than 50 . . .