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Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
Post-menopausal women at greater risk
-- Diana Kohnle

(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.
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