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- Website: Informed Health Online
- Resource type: Fact sheet
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Make sure that you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D, stay physically active and do not smoke to help prevent osteoporosis.
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osteoporosis, exercise, calcium, fracture prevention
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Rated on: 5/27/2016 10:38:58 AM
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