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WHEREAS, bone is a living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis is a serious bone-thinning disease that occurs when the body loses more bone mass than it replaces; and

WHEREAS, osteoporosis prevention must begin during the critical bone-building years of childhood and adolescence by eating a calcium-rich diet and by pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle; and

WHEREAS, in the United States, an estimated 10 million people age 50 years and older have osteoporosis. Most of these people are women, however about 2 million are men. Just over 43 million more people — including 16 million men — have low bone mass, putting them at increased risk for osteoporosis; and

WHEREAS, osteoporosis affects men and women of all races. But white and Asian women, especially older women who are past menopause, are at highest risk; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada encourages both men and women to fight osteoporosis by maintaining a healthy diet, staying active, engaging in weight-bearing exercises, knowing their risks, and understanding the treatment options available that can help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of May 8 -14, 2022, as

OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION AND AWARENESS WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 4th day of May, 2022

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