Collagen & Bone
- What is Collagen?
- Collagen Types
- Collagen History
- Aging Process
- smoking & Collagen
- Skin & Collagen
- Bone & Collagen
- Joint & Collagen
- Blood Vessel & Collagen
- Weight Control & Collagen
- Vitamin C & Collagen
- Collagen Amino Acid Composition
- Collagen Manufacturing Process
- Collagen Recipes
- Collagen Literature
90% of the organic matrix of bone is collagen
Approximately 90% of the organic matrix of bone is Type I collagen, cross-linked to increase strength and rigidity.
About 6.8 million fractures occur each year in the United States, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Over the course of a lifetime, each person will experience two fractures on average, the academy estimates. Bone collagen is apparent only at the molecular level and cannot be seen by the naked eye. Scientists are attempting to see how collagen changes in bone might be prevented.
Osteoporosis is a reduction of bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration resulting in increased risk of bone fracture. Diagnosis of osteoporosis is based on clinical assessment of bone mass density (BMD), associated risk factors and radiological measurements.
While calcium supplements, hormone replacement and other therapies seek to prevent bone mineral loss, no current therapy can address age-related damage to a person's bone collagen.