Which lifestyle modifications may prevent osteoporosis?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Nonpharmacologic preventive measures include modification of general lifestyle factors, such as increasing weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise, which epidemiologic studies have linked to lower fracture rates, and ensuring optimum calcium and vitamin D intake as adjunct to active antifracture therapy. [11]   In addition, potentially treatable underlying causes of osteoporosis such as hyperparathyroidism and hyperthyroidism should be ruled out or treated if detected.

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