The groups at high risk of osteoporosis and future fractures are those that have already had a minimal trauma fracture, says Professor Peter Ebeling, the medical director at Osteoporosis Australia.
“Unfortunately, you can’t chose your parents either,” he says. “If you have a family history, particularly of a hip fracture, you are at increased risk of getting osteoporosis.”
Smoking, high alcohol or caffeine intake, low calcium and low vitamin D can also increase the risk of osteoporosis.
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