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Learn About Osteoporosis

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My Risk

Anyone can get osteoporosis, but it’s most common in older women. The older you are, the greater your risk of osteoporosis. One out of every two (1 in 2) women and one in four (1 in 4) men over the age of 50 will break a bone in their lifetime because of osteoporosis.

To learn more about your risk for osteoporosis, Check up on Your Bones with this interactive tool.

Here are some questions to ask your doctor about preventing osteoporosis:

  • What should I eat and how active should I be to prevent osteoporosis?
  • Am I currently taking any medicines that cause bone loss?
  • How much calcium and vitamin D is right for me?
  • How do I know if I have osteoporosis?

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