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I'm a woman in my 40s. Both my mother and grandmother had osteoporosis. What can I do now and in the coming decades to reduce my risk?
All people lose bone as they age. For women, that process starts to accelerate when they enter menopause. One important reason for that is the lower level of estrogen in a woman's body after menopause begins, as estrogen helps to build bone.
Osteoporosis is not inevitable, and there's much you can do to shield your bones from this disease. ...