Risk factors of Osteoporosis

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Several factors are involved in the development of osteoporosis. Some of them can be modified, such as smoking, whereas others cannot, such as age, gender or the presence of certain diseases. It is important to concentrate on the modifiable factors as they can be corrected in order to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.

Non-modifiable risk factors

Elderly man with a cane




Gender: female


Certain diseases  

Medicines, pills

Some medications

Modifiable risk factors

A pitcher of beer and a Martini or cocktail glass

Excessive alcohol consumption



Apple with a "tic"

Nutrition (vitamin D and calcium deficits)

Tired, sweating man

Low level of physical activity

Substantiated information by:

Celia Saura Demur
Núria Guañabens Gay
Pilar Peris Bernal

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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