Lifestyle and Osteoporosis

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    Abstract

    © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York Osteoporosis is associated with a number of lifestyle factors, including nutritional factors such as intake of calcium, protein, dairy food, fruits and vegetables and vitamin D status, and behavioural factors such as physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption. Ensuring adequate calcium intake and vitamin D status and having regular weight-bearing physical activity throughout life are important for bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis and related fractures. Studies have shown that smoking and excessive alcohol intake have adverse effects on bone health and increase the risk of fracture. There is evidence suggesting that adequate protein intake and higher intake of fruits and vegetables are beneficial to bone health.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)52-59
    JournalCurrent Osteoporosis Reports
    Volume13
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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