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.
Want to learn more about osteoporosis prevention? WebMD provides in-depth information about reducing risk factors for the bone-thinning disease.
Who Really Gets Osteoporosis?
Reality: While white women are at greatest risk for osteoporosis, men and women of all ethnic groups can develop this bone disease.
Confused About Calcium Supplements?
What do you need to know about taking a dietary supplement to get more calcium? Find out how much you should take, what kind is best, and how to avoid side effects.
Preventing Osteoporosis: 9 Questions and Answers
WebMD answers your questions about bone health and preventing osteoporosis.
The Time to Prevent Osteoporosis Is Now
Bone up on what you can do to maintain bone health as you age.
Exercise for Osteoporosis
Health experts recommend exercise for osteoporosis; here's how you can get it.
New Weapons to Fight Osteoporosis
It's not just hormones anymore. Today, there are several ways to fight the brittle bones and potentially deadly fractures due to osteoporosis.
Build Stronger Bones With Nutrition
Here's how getting the right nutrients can boost your bone strength and help prevent osteoporosis.