If your biological mother or father has fractured a hip, you have a statistically higher risk of experiencing a fracture yourself.

Obviously there’s nothing you can do about your family history of fracture. But consider it encouragement to prioritize your bone health, and learn from your family member’s experience.

Every individual has a unique bone burden, and the factors that caused your parent’s fracture may not apply to you, or may not cause you to fracture also. Take heart in knowing that your genetic makeup is not your destiny, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to start taking control of your bone health.

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