As a natural part of aging, bone tissue breaks down. It is absorbed faster than new bone is made, and bones become thinner. You are more likely to have osteoporosis if you did not reach your ideal bone thickness (bone density) during your childhood and teenage years.
Not getting enough calcium and vitamin D contributes to bone thinning. Also, thin bones may run in families.
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November 14, 2014
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