Studies have shown that knowing more about a disease may lead to early detection and encourages patients to seek help. Take this quiz and find out how much you already know about osteoporosis. Record your answers and scroll down to the bottom of the page after you are done to check your answers and calculate your score.
Answer the following questions as True or False:
- Inactivity increases the risk of osteoporosis.
- Heredity does not play a role in osteoporosis.
- High caffeine intake increases the risk of osteoporosis.
- A low calcium intake throughout your life will increase your risk of osteoporosis.
- Smoking is not a risk factor for osteoporosis.
- The most important ages for building bone mass are 10-30 years of age.
- Weight-bearing exercises such as walking can help prevent osteoporosis.
- After age 40, it is too late to increase your calcium intake to prevent osteoporosis.
- There is no treatment for osteoporosis once you develop it.
- There is no way to prevent osteoporosis.
- Normally, bone loss slows down after menopause.
- Dairy products are a major source of calcium.
- Alcohol abuse is not linked to the incidence of osteoporosis.
- The most common fractures due to osteoporosis involve the spine, hip, and wrist.
- Limited exposure to sunlight or insufficient vitamin D by diet or supplements increases your risk of developing osteoporosis.
*Most questions taken from Ailinger’s Facts on Osteoporosis Quiz
1. T 2. F 3. T 4. T 5. F 6. T 7. T 8. F 9. F 10. F 11. F 12. T 13. F 14. T 15. T