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Reducing your risk of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can be preventable. Even if you are young, and especially if others in your family have osteoporosis, it is important to try to prevent or slow down bone loss.

Risk factors for osteoporosis

Risk factors are things that can make you more likely to get a condition. You may be able to change some risk factors, and if you can, this may help prevent or delay osteoporosis.

What can I do to reduce my risk?

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by Canterbury DHB bone specialist. Updated May 2016.

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