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Risk Factors

Click here to take the Osteoporosis Quiz

How many of these risks for osteoporosis apply to YOU?

The greater number of risks you have, the greater your chance of getting ostoeoporosis.

  1. Small frame
  2. Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic ancestory
  3. Family history of osteoporosis or Mother with osteoporosis
  4. Family history of bone fractures related to osteoporosis
  5. More than 5 years post-menopausal (finished having periods) and No hormone replacement medications after menopause
  6. Taking high does of cortisone-like drugs for more than 6 months?
  7. History of low calcium intake and avoiding milk or foods made from milk?
  8. Inactivity or mo weight-bearing exercises such as jogging or lifting weights?
  9. Smoked cigarettes for two or more years
  10. Heavy drinker of alcohol for more than two years?

The greater the number of risks, the greater your risk for osteoporosis ________

Your level of bone mineral density is the best indicator of your risk of osteoporosis.

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The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences / Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County
The University of Arizona Dept of Nutritional Sciences /
Arizona Osteoporosis Coalition

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