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A 41-year-old female asked about a 41-year-old female:

Will my sister have osteoporosis &or have osteoarthritis? shes 40s.if my mom has it .shes smoker nonactive, diet poor&has joint bone pain right side.

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Probably yes: Our health is determined by a combination of genetics ; lifestyle factors. Since your mom has it you are both at increased risk but a healthy diet ; lifestyle can still minimize that risk. Being sedentary, smoking ; poor diet all increase risk so the odds are quite high she will get these- she may already have them! see http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/1a2dbdw.
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