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Others: Low body weight, excessive alcohol intake, and sedentary life style
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Comprehensive program to prevent osteoporosis in women and men of all ages: adequate calcium and vitamin D intake, weight-bearing exercises, a healthy lifestyle with no smoking and limited alcohol consumption, and medication when appropriate
A bone mineral density (BMD) test is the only way to detect bone loss before a fracture occurs
A BMD test is indicated when risk factors are present