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osteoporosis canada

Did you know that Osteoporosis is a
disease that affects 2 million Canadians?

Tropicana®, in partnership with Osteoporosis Canada, is committed to raising awareness of the importance of building stronger bones via nutrition; specifically, consuming a diet made up of foods containing bone-building nutrients to help decrease the risk of and manage osteoporosis.

Getting enough calcium and vitamin D is essential to building and maintaining strong bones and ensuring your bones stay healthy as you age. Tropicana Pure Premium® Orange Juice with Calcium and Vitamin D are one of the many foods that Canadians can consume to help build and maintain strong bones – offering 30% of your daily calcium!

Fast facts about Osteosporosis

  • 2 million Canadians are affected by osteoporosis.
  • Osteoporosis is a disease that can strike at any age.
  • Osteoporosis affects both men and women.
  • The most significant consequence of osteoporosis is an increased risk of fracture. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined.
  • There is no cure; however, the risk of fracture can be reduced with appropriate treatment and lifestyle changes including nutrition high in calcium and vitamin D supplementation.
  • Osteoporosis is not a normal part of aging.
  • Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue and often known as “the silent thief” because bone loss occurs without symptoms and usually progresses without diagnosis until a fracture occurs.

What can be done to help prevent Osteoporosis?

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  • Osteoporosis Canada recommends that getting enough calcium and vitamin D is essential to building and maintaining strong bones and ensuring your bones stay healthy as you age.
  • Try to eat foods that contain calcium, like orange juice fortified with calcium and vitamin D, bok choy, almonds, broccoli, milk products, canned salmon (with the bones) and fortified soy beverage.
  • Take a supplement only if you cannot get enough calcium from food. Women and men under 50 require 1,000 mg calcium daily from all sources; those 50+ need 1,200 mg daily. Talk to your healthcare provider or dietitian if you think you need a supplement.
  • Osteoporosis Canada recommends vitamin D supplements to ensure you are meeting daily requirements. Healthy adults under 50 require 400-1,000 IU vitamin D daily, all year round. Those 50+ or at risk of osteoporosis require 800-2,000 IU daily.
To learn more about osteoporosis visit osteoporosis.ca or speak to your healthcare provider.