Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Here's what experts say about how to prevent it | CBC Radio

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Osteoporosis is sometimes called a silent thief — you usually don't know you have it until you break a bone. Yet the disease is common: one in three women and one in five men in Canada will suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis in their lifetimes.

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Our bones constantly undergo a process of being broken down and built up again — an ongoing struggle for renewal that keeps them healthy and strong.

"To have healthy bone, you want that constant turnover of eating away, but then replacing it with new bone," said Ye. "Even with our daily activities, like running up and down stairs and doing whatever, we can do sort of micro-damage to the bone. And so the bone responds by digging up the potholes," said Cheung.(Shutterstock)

When the osteoclasts start winning the bone battle and the osteoblast cells don't get replaced fast enough, that's when you can develop osteoporosis.

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