Are You At Risk?
Nearly all Caucasian women have hip bones that are brittle and easily broken by the age of 75. There are many risk factors for osteoporosis, some we can affect with diet and lifestyle, and others we cannot. Listed below are the most common risk factors associated with osteoporosis:
- Female gender
- Small frame
- Caucasian or Asian
- Family history of osteoporosis
- Low calcium and vitamin D intake
- Physical inactivity
- High alcohol intake
- Early menopause
You can see that some of the risk factors can be modified with a change in lifestyle. To determine your risk for osteoporosis, take the risk factors quiz.