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Osteoporosis: who is at risk and what can be done?

We all lose bone mass over time, but for those with osteoporosis, it can lead to devastating fractures. This KXL In Depth explains who should get tested and what you can do to help prevent bone loss.

Bone loss and osteoporosis

See skeletal images that depict how bone gradually dissolves away as you age and the results of osteoporosis in this KPTV report. Building bone mass, by getting enough calcium and vitamin D and exercising early in life, is the best way to prevent osteoporosis. For those with osteoporosis, there are treatments that can help.

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Risk Factors for osteoporosis and fractures

Fill out this quick risk assessment, based on National Osteoporosis Foundation recommendations for bone density testing, to learn about your risk for osteoporosis.

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National Osteoporosis Foundation

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and broken bones, the promotion of strong bones for life and the reduction of human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research.