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When Do You Need a Bone Density Test? continued...

"As we age, we lose bone mass, and this puts everybody at risk for fracture," says Silvina Levis-Dusseau, MD, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

But it doesn't have to be this way. People think osteoporosis is a part of aging that you can't avoid, but that is wrong, says Levis-Dusseau.

Protect yourself and your bones, she says. "Live a healthy lifestyle. Consume enough calcium and vitamin D, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and drink in moderation, and have a bone density test."

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