Updated 09 July 2014

Which factors make people susceptible to osteoporosis?

There are many factors making people susceptible to osteoporosis.

The risk factors for osteoporosis include being elderly, being of Asian or Caucasian origin, leading a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, drinking lots of coffee, having low body weight, having a family history of osteoporosis, drinking alcohol excessively, having a calcium-deficient diet, never having had children (applies to women), long-term use of certain medications such as corticosteroids, and being oestrogendeficient (women) and testosterone-deficient (men).

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