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Four ways to be the 34% who avoid osteoporosis

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It has emerged childhood habits are a key to avoiding debilitating musculoskeletal disease and frailty.

A whopping 66% of people aged 60 and over suffer from osteoporosis.

New research from the Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science has found the keys to long-term bone strength are:

  • Calcium intake
  • Vitamin D intake (sun exposure)
  • Physical activity
  • Less smoking and alcohol

But you need to start those habits early.

Click PLAY to hear Kate and Justin’s full interview with Dr Sharon Brennan-Olsen, from AIMS and University of Melbourne

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