(HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease that causes bones to become thin, brittle and fragile. People who have it are at greater risk of fracturing their wrists, hips, spine and other bones.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this list of risk factors for osteoporosis:
- Being female.
- Being white/Caucasian.
- Being a post-menopausal female.
- Having a petite body type.
- Eating a low-calcium diet.
- Getting insufficient exercise.
-- Diana Kohnle
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