ft. Dr. Ian Dickey, orthopedics

About half of women and a quarter of men will break a bone sometime in their lives because they have osteoporosis, a condition characterized by a thinning of the bones, and other bone diseases. With osteoporosis, bones become more porous and less dense making them weaker and more likely to break.

If you’ve been loading up on bone-friendly foods such as calcium-rich dairy products, fish, fruits, veggies and exercising regularly, you’re on the right track. But, you may be surprised to learn that certain foods, medications and habits can actually weaken your bones. Here are four things you should avoid at all costs. 

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