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Risk factors for Anorexics to develop Osteoporosis include thinness or small frame, family history of the disease, low calcium intake, etc.
Girls with Anorexia Nervosa are less likely to reach their peak bone density and therefore may be at increased risk for osteoporosis and fracture throughout life.
A bone mineral density (BMD) test measures bone density in various parts of the body. This safe and painless test can detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs and can predict one’s chances of fracturing in the future.