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Megan Carella

Correspondent

We cannot feel our bones getting weaker as we age. In fact, many of us will advance into old age with healthy bones. But for about 10 million Americans, 80 percent of them women, osteoporosis (thinning bones) is a dangerous — and silent — reality.

The Surgeon General predicts that by 2020 half of all Americans older than age 50 will have weak bones unless we begin to make changes in our diet and lifestyle.

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