Osteoporosis Risk Factors




According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every four American women aged 65 or older suffer from osteoporosis, and about 6% of men in the same age group suffer from the disease. Susan Nowrouzi, Registered Dietitian at Baptist Hospital of Miami, says not eating enough fruits and vegetables, and getting too much protein, sodium and caffeine are controllable risk factors of osteoporosis.

Having an inactive lifestyle, drinking too much alcohol and being overweight are also risk factors that you can change in your lifestyle to avoid osteoporosis diagnosis.

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