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A 27-year-old member asked:

Are some people more prone to getting osteopenia?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Yes: Risk factors include: family history of osteoporosis, white or Asian ethnicity, smoking, being underweight, excess alcohol intake, sedentary lifestyle, and low calcium intake. Some of these are able to be modified to decrease an individual's risk.

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