B12 FOLATE AND HIP FRACTURE WEB SCRIPT
If you or someone you love has osteoporosis, or thinning of the bones, there’s a new approach to protecting your bones along with your overall health.
It involves taking a couple of vitamins each day!
But here's the good news: while it's an x-factor, it's a modifiable factor, meaning, it can be controlled.
The latest research in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that because vitamins B12 and folate, or folic acid, can lower homocysteine levels, they can, together, also reduce the risk of hip fracture, Gloria's biggest concern.
And intervention means along with B12 and folate to lower the homocysteine, physical exercises can help.
"There are ways that we can prevent falls, um and regular exercise, particularly balance therapy and strengthening is actually a wonderful way to prevent falls and similarly for osteoporosis weight barring exercise we know stimulates bone, the bone regeneration cycle," says Dr. Okoronkwo.