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In spring 2023, the information on this website will move to niams.nih.gov/health-topics/bone-health.

Bookmark niams.nih.gov/health-topics/bone-health to keep up with health topics related to bone health.

Women, Men, and Kids


There are many ways women can help prevent bone loss. Eating enough bone-healthy nutrients, getting appropriate exercise, and being mindful of risk factors will go a long way toward lifelong bone health. Find out what women can do to have strong, healthy bones.


Most men with osteoporosis have at least one secondary cause. Ethnicity, lifestyle, or other health conditions can put men at increased risk for osteoporosis and can limit their mobility and independence. Learn what men can do to protect themselves against bone loss.


Childhood through adolescence is a crucial period for developing strong bones for a lifetime. Learn how kids can build strong bones with proper nutrition and physical activity. And learn how other diseases, medications, and behaviors can impact kids’ bone health.

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