Co-presented by: Susan Allen-Evenson, RDN, CCN and Amanda Archibald, RDN
No Bones About It: Combining Nutrigenomics with Culinary Arts in Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
Each year 10 million post-menopausal American women are diagnosed with osteoporosis. Half of all post-menopausal women have an osteoporosis-related bone fracture during their lives. With millions of baby-boomer women going through peri-menopausal or post-menopausal transition, those statistics are expected to increase significantly. To preempt this bone loss, most are encouraged to consume a diet rich in micro-nutrients and exercise regularly. Dietary supplement recommendations, if given, focus primarily on Calcium and Vitamin D and some post-menopausal women are prescribed hormone replacement.