Health Tip: Who Is at Greater Risk for
(HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease that
causes bones to become thin, brittle and fragile. People who have
it are at greater risk of fracturing their wrists, hips, spine and
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this
list of risk factors for osteoporosis:
- Being female.
- Being white/Caucasian.
- Being a post-menopausal female.
- Having a petite body type.
- Eating a low-calcium diet.
- Getting insufficient exercise.
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