Falling

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Getting old is hard work!  When I was younger and it was icy, I worried about looking foolish if I slipped on the ice and fell.  Now, when it’s slippery, I worry about broken bones.  The last time I fell on a snowy day, I couldn’t help but think that it’s a good thing certain parts of my body have additional padding. It got me thinking about bone density. Do people of all sizes break hips or only those with less padding? Do ice cream eaters break fewer hips? If so, is it because of the higher calcium intake, more padding or more weight bearing activity as a result of all the padding that makes all movement weight bearing?

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