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Prevention & Wellness


Know the Risk Factors
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Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis? Here are the risk factors for osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation:

  • Female
  • Thin or small frame
  • Increased age
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Post-menopause, including early or surgically induced menopause
  • Abnormal absence of menstrual periods
  • Past history of eating disorders anorexia nervosa or bulimia
  • A lifelong diet low in calcium and vitamin D
  • Use of certain medications, such as corticosteroids and some anticonvulsants
  • Low testosterone levels (in men)
  • An inactive lifestyle
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Excessive use of alcohol and caffeine
  • Being Caucasian or Asian

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