Lifestyle And Osteoporosis

Publication

Current Osteoporosis Reports

Date Published

23 November 2014

Author

Kun Zhu & Richard L. Prince

Summary

Osteoporosis is associated with a number of lifestyle factors, including nutritional factors such as intake of calcium, protein, dairy food, fruits and vegetables and vitamin D status, and behavioral factors such as physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption.  There are a number of lifestyle-related risk factors for the development of osteoporosis. Ensuring adequate calcium intake and vitamin D status and having regular weight-bearing physical activity throughout life are important for the prevention of osteoporosis and related fractures. In addition, there is evidence suggesting that adequate protein intake and higher intake of fruits and vegetables are beneficial to bone health.

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