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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis and Anorexia

    Weak bones are common in people with anorexia, which can lead to osteoporosis and bone fractures. Learn more about this link.

  2. Lactose Intolerance and Osteoporosis

    Since dairy products are a major source of calcium, you might assume that people with lactose intolerance who avoid dairy products could be at increased risk for osteoporosis. However, research exploring the role of lactose intolerance in calcium intake and bone health has produced conflicting results.

  3. Why Do We Have Bones?

    Why do we have bones?

  4. Alcohol and Osteoporosis

    Since alcohol affects almost every organ in the body, chronic heavy drinking is associated with many serious health problems, including pancreatitis, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.

  5. Picture of Osteoporosis

    What is osteoporosis?

  6. Hispanic Women and Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis and Hispanic women.

  7. Black Women and Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis and African American women.

  8. Bisphosphonates

    Although there is no cure for osteoporosis, several medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can help stop or slow bone loss, or help form new bone, and reduce the risk of fractures.

  9. Asian-American Women and Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis and Asian American women.

  10. Asthma and Osteoporosis

    What people with asthma need to know about osteoporosis.

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