5 surprising things making your bones brittle (slideshow)

Age-related bone loss. It happens to everyone to some degree or another.

But how badly it happens to you can mean the difference between living a stress-free, active life and living in constant fear of falls and bone fractures.

If you’re a post-menopausal woman, for example, you have a much higher risk of developing an extreme form of bone loss known as osteoporosis…

Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease where your bones become increasingly weak, thin and brittle.

Whenever you hear about an older woman being hospitalized for a fractured hip, osteoporosis is usually the culprit. It’s also the culprit behind the shrinking stature and hunchback you see in a lot of older women.

But, truth be told, you don’t have to be an older woman to develop osteoporosis. It can happen if you’re young and/or a man too. Some surprising things making your bones brittle include:

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