Can Osteoporosis Be Prevented?

Published Online: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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In this video, Aurelia Nattiv, MD, of the UCLA Medical Center, answers a patient’s question about whether osteoporosis can be prevented despite a family history of the disease. She recommends ensuring patients get adequate calcium and vitamin D and engage in weight-bearing exercise to increase bone health. Patients should also consult their physician to ascertain their risk level and to determine whether bone density testing is needed, she added.

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