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How can a bone mineral density test help monitor my bone health?

Bone density is a critical component of bone health. Denser bones usually mean stronger bones that are less likely to fracture and break. To measure your bone mass, you can get a bone mineral density test. The best bone density test is the dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). This test measures the density of your bones at the spine and hip. Finding the results of this test can help you be aware of and manage your bone health.

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