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Osteoporosis Risk Factors: What Young Women Can Do Now to Reduce the Risk

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Young woman rubbing her neck
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Double helix, DNA strand, genetics concept.
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Genetics are an uncontrollable risk factor


Two older woman walking and talking on city street.
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Age and gender are key risk factors


Older women doing tai chi
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Race and ethnicity: What’s your osteoporosis risk?


Medications
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Medications and osteoporosis risk


X-ray of pelvis bones
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Chronic conditions and osteoporosis


Woman smoking cigarette and drinking scotch
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Stop smoking and reduce drinking to lower osteoporosis risk


Woman training with kettlebells.
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Stay fit to keep bones strong


Vitamin D rich foods.
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Nutrition and osteoporosis risk


Young girl exercising
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Take steps now to prevent osteoporosis


Allison Bush

Allison Bush

Allison Bush is a former HealthCentral editor who covered a wide range of health topics.