A New Wrinkle In Bone Health

11 Sep

Don’t scowl when you read this, but the lines on your face may say something about the status of your skeleton. Researchers determined that the deeper and more abundant a woman’s facial wrinkles, the weaker her bones. Why? Both skin and skeleton are supported by collagen, a fibrous protein. If you have a lot of wrinkles, ask your doctor about your fracture risk, says study author Lubna Pal, MD. Also take 1,200 mg of calcium daily along with doing weight-bearing exercise.
Source: Prevention Magazine October 2011

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