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Does osteoporosis run in families?

Osteoporosis does run in families. Having a family member with osteoporosis increases your risk of having osteoporosis. However, having a family member with osteoporosis does not guarantee that you will have it also. It is especially important to strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet if you have this risk factor.

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