There are several well known risk factors for osteoporosis including age, sex, low body weight and low bone mineral density. But did you know that other less well known risk factors such as medications and medical conditions can increase the risk of osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis that results from a condition, from the treatment of another condition or from having another disease like celiac disease is called secondary osteoporosis.
Celiac disease can reduce the absorption of nutrients from the intestine including dietary calcium and vitamin D. The result is lower levels of calcium and vitamin D, which can increase bone loss leading to fractures.
Together with the Canadian Celiac Association, learn about osteoporosis and celiac disease, nutrition recommendations for those with celiac, how to manage both diseases and more.