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Osteoporosis prevention directory

Preventing osteoporosis can depend on many factors, from genes to lifestyle. Hereditary factors can influence weight, height, and the health and strength of your bones. A healthy diet, rich in calcium and vitamin D, can also help maintain bone health and help prevent osteoporosis, along with regular exercise. Resistance or weight bearing exercise such as running, skipping, and jumping, is recommended for bone, ligament, and joint strength. Smoking and excessive alcohol is associated with osteoporosis, so quitting smoking and limiting alcohol may help prevent the disease. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about osteoporosis prevention and much more.

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Thumbnail: Calcium: Essential for healthy bones

Milk and other calcium-rich foods are an important part of a bone-healthy lifestyle that may reduce the risk of fractures as you get older.

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