Flashcards in Bones Deck (11)
What is peak bone mass
When bones are at their strongest.
Why is vitamin D vital for healthy bones?
It helps absorb calcium.
List 3 good dietary sources of vitamin D
List two non dairy calcium sources
sardines in oil
When is peak bone mass reached for girls and boys
After this the bone strength gradually decreases as growing is now stopped.
How is vitamin D made?
When our skin is exposed to direct sunlight, our skin produces a special chemical under our skin which absorbs Vitamin D.
Learn-osteoporosis weight bearing
We should regularly be taking weight-bearing exercising to help our bones to become strong. (Walking)
It helps improve density and the mass of our bones.
What is osteoporosis?
This a condition that weakens the bones, making them more likely to break. It is also known as the brittle bone disease.
Learn-osteoporosis peak bone mass and gender
The stronger the bones are at peak bone mass, the stronger they are for longer.
Women are more likely to get osteoporosis than men.
Risk factors of osteoporosis are?
Lack of Vitamin D
Lack of Calcium
Smoking and excessive alcohol limits the amount of calcium being absorbed.