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What guidance would you provide to someone to prevent osteoporosis?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 60 years experience
Diet and exercise.: Assuming there are normal menstrual periods a calcium intake of 800-1000 mg daily from food and/or supplements and about 1000 units vitamin d3 daily should help prevent bone loss. Moderate weight bearing exercise, avoidance of cigarettes and modest amounts of alcohol would also help.
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