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Osteoporosis prevention

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

For women, the threat of weak bones gets a little greater with each passing year.

Lauren Richardson is a primary care physician who is helping her patients prevent osteoporosis.

Women should eat four to six servings a day of food with calcium, such as low fat cheese, milk and yogurt. Women should also take a daily Vitamin D supplement.

Regular exercise will help keep your bones strong.

Your health provider will screen you periodically for osteoporosis and its risk factors.

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