Risk factors of Osteoporosis

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Several factors are involved in the development of osteoporosis. Some of them can be modified, such as smoking, whereas others cannot, such as age, gender or the presence of certain diseases. It is important to concentrate on the modifiable factors as they can be corrected in order to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.

Non-modifiable risk factors

Old man

Age 
 

 

Woman

Gender: female

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Certain diseases  

Medicines

Some medications

Modifiable risk factors

alcohol

Excessive alcohol consumption

tobacco

Smoking

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Nutrition (vitamin D and calcium deficits)

fatigue

Low level of physical activity

Substantiated information by:

Núria Guañabens
Pilar Peris
Celia Saura

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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