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Do risk factors always indicate that I will develop osteoporosis?

Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Rheumatology
No. Although many factors influence osteoporosis, sometimes people have no risk factors or only one and still develop the disease. There also are people who have several risk factors but no measurable bone loss.
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