Bone density for women can plummet around the time of the perimenopause and menopause.
An estimated one in two women over 50 (and who do not take HRT) worldwide will develop osteoporosis. This puts women at high risk of bone fractures, which can have a major impact on health and wellbeing.
Here Chicago-based Dr Kristi DeSapri, who specialises in bone health, joins Dr Louise Newson to talk about what can increase the risk of your bones becoming weak, the role of hormonal changes in this and what to do about it.
Hear what the latest research says about the valuable role that HRT can play in protecting bones to keep you fit and strong in the future.
Dr DeSapri shares her top three tips for listeners worried about their bone health: