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Although women account for 80% of people with osteoporosis, other risk factors have been linked to this disease: thin and/or small body frame, age, family history of osteoporosis, cessation of menstruation (natural or surgically induced), anorexia or bulimia, smoking, lack of exercise, diet low in calcium, excessive use of alcohol, and certain medications (some anti-seizure and cancer drugs). Talk to your senior health care physician. Reduce your risks!
|Sheri Ann Richerson|