Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

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(HealthDay News) — Osteoporosis occurs when bones become thin and brittle, increasing the risk for fractures.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these risk factors for osteoporosis:

  • Being a postmenopausal woman.
  • Being white.
  • Being an older adult.
  • Having a small frame.
  • Getting insufficient dietary calcium.
  • Getting insufficient exercise.

— Diana Kohnle

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