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Is osteoporosis genetic?

By June 30, 2014 - 4:04pm
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My family has a history of osteoporosis. Is it genetic? How much does my family history increase my risk?

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Can it cause lower back pain

December 26, 2017 - 4:27pm
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Hi Kelly,

Thanks for the Ask. Some studies have shown that having a family history, especially maternal side there is a higher chance to develop this condition. Genetics may determine up to 80% of the risk for Osteoporosis. 

Here are some resources on Osteoporosis 

July 2, 2014 - 4:45am
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