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Risk factors associated with fragility fracture which should prompt consideration of fracture-risk assessment
|Risk category||Causative factor|
|Modifiable risk factors||
|Risk category||Affected group||Recommendation|
|Alcohol||People who consume more than 3.5 units per day of alcohol||Reduce alcohol intake to nationally recommended levels (<21 units per week in men, <14 units per week in women)|
|Smoking||All smokers||Stop smoking|
|Weight||People with low BMI (<20kg/m2)||Achieve and maintain a BMI level of 20–25 kg/m2|
Pathway from risk factors to pharmacological treatment selection in postmenopausal women
full guideline available from…
Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network. Management of osteoporosis and the prevention of fragility fractures. Edinburgh: SIGN; 2015. (SIGN Guideline No. 142).
First included: August 2015.