Despite Americans' high consumption of dairy, osteoporosis rates are soaring. Countries that eat little to no dairy enjoy extremely low rates of osteoporosis. Could it be that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is more important than a diet rich in dairy?
Osteoporosis is called the "silent disease" because most people don't know they have it until the disease has really progressed. Even then, most spinal fractures are dismissed as general back pain due to aging or a muscle strain.