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Osteoporosis - Prevention

You can build strong bones and help prevent osteoporosis with weight-bearing exercise and a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. Young women in particular need to be aware of their risk for osteoporosis. They can take steps early to slow its progress and prevent complications.

A lot of physical activity during the preteen and teen years increases bone mass and greatly reduces the risk of osteoporosis in adulthood.

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Osteoporosis Treatments

Although osteoporosis cannot be reversed, it can be prevented and treated in a variety of ways. There's calcium and vitamin D, both key to bone health. Exercise is another critical part of strengthening bone mass. There are drugs on the market that slow bone loss and even hold promise of building new bone. WebMD takes a look. 

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Along with diet and exercise, prevention includes not smoking and limiting alcohol. For more information, see Home Treatment.

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Last Updated: November 06, 2012
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