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    Osteopenia Directory

    Osteopenia is bone density that is lower than normal but above levels for osteoporosis. It increases the risk of developing osteoporosis. But having osteopenia does not mean you will get osteoporosis. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how osteopenia develops, its risk factors, monitoring, and much more.

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    Cigarette smoke generates free radicals -- molecules that attack and overwhelm the body's natural defenses -- contributing to bone loss and osteoporosis.

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