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    Osteoporosis Prevention Directory

    Before learning to prevent osteoporosis, first know your risks: being over 50, female, white or Asian, petite, prone to fractures, and having a family history. The best things you can do to prevent osteoporosis are to exercise, get plenty of calcium and vitamin D, and maintain a healthy weight. Also, if you smoke, you should quit smoking -- it doubles your chances of fractures. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to prevent osteoporosis, what actions to take and which ones to quit, how to learn your personal risk factors, and much more.

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    Bone up on what you can do to maintain bone health as you age.

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