Specific genes that affect osteoporosis risk have not been fully identified, but genetic factors may account for as many as 80 percent of cases. Hereditary risk factors include a maternal history of bone loss, hip fracture, tall or thin stature, and history of bone fracture in a first-degree relative.
Here are some helpful hints for a bone-healthy diet.
Exercise dos and don'ts for maintaining strong bones.
Should you have a bone mineral density test?