Bone health issues are common and often missed. Bone health is a reflection of genetics, nutrition, lifestyle and overall health. Optimising bone health starts in early childhood and continues throughout life. Having a very proactive approach can prevent problems later in life, and in particular osteoporosis (thin fragile bones at risk of fracture). Identification of people who have thin bones is vitally important.

Management of bone health starts in childhood and continues throughout life. Nutrition, health and exercise all influence bones and a very proactive attitude to optimising bone health through these approaches is vital to prevent injuries in sport and easy fractures in mid and later life.

Low bone mass and osteoporosis are not just conditions of old age. Young people also can develop thin bones and a predisposition to injuries that can have devastating effects.

Professor Speed has an interest in bon injuries and in bone health in younger people.

© Copyright | Professor Cathy Speed