Bone mass, both in women and men, continues to increase till the late twenties, which is when it reaches its peak. However, women accumulate less skeletal mass than men do during their growth period. This makes them susceptible to bone degeneration as soon as they enter their 30s. Good nutrition including regular intake of certain nutrients such as Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus etc may help keep osteoporosis at bay.
It is important for women to ensure recommended micronutrient intakes after they reach their mid 30s as Bone mass peaks around ages 25–30 years and declines gradually thereafter. With low bone mass, chances are their bones may start becoming porous and fragile. While the short-term consequences of this include bone fractures, in the long term it could lead to osteoporosis and other bone-related complications9.