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Can juvenile osteoporosis be prevented?

Since the cause of idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis is unknown, there is no way to say that it can definitely be prevented. Children with medical conditions that put them at risk for secondary juvenile osteoporosis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can take steps to help strengthen their bones, though. Supplementing the diet with extra calcium and vitamin D, as well as participating in weight-bearing exercise when possible, will help build healthy bones. Weight-bearing exercise includes running, walking, dancing, and playing sports.

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