Osteoporosis Quiz
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Osteoporosis is most likely to strike:

  • in childhood, when bones are forming
  • during the childbearing years
  • during perimenopause (the years before reaching menopause)
  • after menopause

Which one of the following is NOT a risk factor for osteoporosis?

  • having a small, thin frame
  • personal and/or family history of broken bones in adulthood
  • a diet high in calcium
  • smoking

Treatment of osteoporosis consists primarily of which of the following?

  • steroid treatments and bed rest
  • diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, weight-bearing exercise, and medications to stop bone loss
  • diet low in fat, physical therapy focusing on the spine and hip, and arthritis medications
  • there are no treatments once you have developed osteoporosis

A Bone Mineral Density (BMD) test:

  • predicts if your bones are at risk for fracture and monitors the effects of treatment
  • determines how your bone mass compares to other women of the same age
  • predicts if you will become stooped over without treatment
  • all of the above

Which of the following is not a weight-bearing exercise?

  • brisk walking
  • dancing
  • aerobics
  • swimming