Q: Who is typically at risk for developing osteoporosis?
Marla Ahlgrimm: A number of factors can increase the likelihood that a person will develop osteoporosis, including age, being female, race, low body weight, medical conditions, and lifestyle choices.
Q: How can I prevent osteoporosis?
Marla Ahlgrimm: A good preventative strategy is to do some bone-strengthening exercise, and eat a bone-healthy diet. Don’t smoke and limit your alcohol and caffeine intake.