“There’s More to Life Than Cheekbones” — Kate Winslet

FabOverFifty, with the Yale School of Medicine, is launching an exciting health initiative in late October that will positively influence the health and wellbeing of every single woman in perimenopause, and well beyond. We plan to tell you about it right after Labor Day, but in the meantime we’d like to test your basic knowledge of a number of essential subjects. Today, it’s all about bones. 

 

1. How old are you?

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2. Is loss of estrogen a major reason for the loss of bone mass?

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3. If you fall and break a bone, is it likely that you have osteoporosis?

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4. Will calcium supplements help increase your bone density?

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5. How much bone density do you lose in the 5 to 7 years after menopause?

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6. Can bone loss be reversed?

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7. Would you be able to explain the difference between the calcium in your blood and the calcium in your bones?

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8. If your mother or father broke a bone as an adult, does it increase your risk for osteoporosis?

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9. Do you exercise with weights?

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10. How much should you exercise every week to keep your bones strong?

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11. How many women have osteoporosis today?

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12. How many women after the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis?

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13. Have you ever had a bone density test?

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