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Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and strength with a consequent increase in bone fragility and risk of fracture.
Bones grow during childhood and adolescence, reach their peak between 20-30 years of age, and then plateau. During the first five years after menopause there’s a rapid decrease in bone mass.
Osteoporosis can be prevented or the severity reduced with a well-balanced diet, adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, weight-bearing exercises, and hormone therapy. Postmenopausal women should be assessed by a healthcare professional for risk factors of osteoporosis and fracture (age, family history, smoking, and alcohol consumption, etc.).