There are more fractures in regions that consume milk products (US, Great Britain) than in those that don't (Africa, China.) A study at Harvard University called the Nurses Study, found that those that drank two or more glasses of milk per day have twice the risk of hip fracture than those who drink a glass a week or less. This study followed 78,000 nurses!!!
Physiologically, bones are composed of calcium phosphate salts (65%) for hardness, and a collagen matrix (35%) for flexibility. If you removed all of the collagen from the bone, which provides flexibility, the bone would become very brittle. This is why excess calcium can indeed increase the risk of fracture. For complete bone health, we need many other synergistic nutrients: magnesium, phosphorous, boron, copper, manganese, zinc and vitamins C, D, K , B6, and folic acid. To improve collagen health, sufficient amounts of protein are needed and essential fatty acids can be acquired through sunflower seeds, fish oils, flaxseed and unrefined sesame oils. In addition, Vitamin D is very important in complete bone strength, so absorb 30 minutes or more of sunlight per day, without the use of sunscreen.
As I tell my clients, elephants do not eat ice cream or drink milk. They eat grass that grows on the savannah. Get plenty of leafy greens, at least 7-9 servings and avoid refined sugars, honey, and white flour because they can actually pull minerals out of your bones. And above all, perform weight bearing exercises, including walking, for at least 30 minutes every other day.
Don't be a statistic. If you need help just ask.
PS Congrats Patty S. for improving your bone density by as much as 8%!!!!. I knew you could do it!!!