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Here are the risk factors for osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation:
Thin or small frame
Family history of osteoporosis
Post-menopause, including early or surgically induced menopause
Abnormal absence of menstrual periods
Past history of eating disorders anorexia nervosa or bulimia
A lifelong diet low in calcium and vitamin D
Use of certain medications, such as corticosteroids and some anticonvulsants
Low testosterone levels (in men)
An inactive lifestyle
Excessive use of alcohol and caffeine
Being Caucasian or Asian
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