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Osteoporosis health centre

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Overview & facts

Learn about osteoporosis and take action against this silent disease. You may not know you have it until your thinned, weakened bones fracture in a bump or fall.

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis weakens bones and increases the risk of unexpected fractures. Serious consequences can occur with some fractures. Read this overview article about osteoporosis and how to keep your bones strong.

Causes

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease. It can be prevented with a healthy diet and staying physically active. Learn about factors that can make bones stronger or weaker. 

Are you at risk?

Are you at risk? It’s never too early or too late to address bone health.

BootsWebMD debunks the six most common myths about who is at risk for osteoporosis.

Prevention

Osteoporosis can be prevented. People of all ages can get involved in protecting their bones. Exercise and a healthy diet can cut osteoporosis risk. Here are some tips for keeping your bones strong.

Dairy products are rich in calcium, which is essential for building and maintaining strong bones. Find out where to get it and how much you need.

Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. And we need more vitamin D as we get older. Are you getting enough? If your diet doesn’t contain sufficient amounts of this bone saver, supplements may help. Read about vitamin D deficiency.

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