Rehabilitation Assoc. Of Long Island

Osteoporosis Quiz

Test your knowledge of osteoporosis


1.When you have osteoporosis, you can feel your bones getting weaker.



False osteoporosis has been called the silent theif because you loose bone with no symptoms, but it puts you at a greater risk of having a bone fracture.

2.The easiest form of calcium supplement to absorb from your stomach is:

a.Calcium Carbonate (Os Cal)

b.Tri Calcium Phosphate

c.Calcium Citrate (Citrical)

Calcium Citrate is the easiest form to absorb from your stomach, calcium carbonate is the least well absorbed.

3.To absorb calcium, your body needs this:

a.Vitamin D

b.Vitamin C



Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium from the intestines.

4.Your body takes calcium from your bones when you don’t get enough calcium in your diet.



True, the bones are the storage site of calcium for the body and it is removed from the bones when your Vitamin D level is low and during other medical conditions.

5.Your bones start to thin when you reach your:

a.Mid 30’s

b.Mid 40’s

c.Mid 50’’s

Mid 50's

6.If you’re over 50, exercising won’t help your bone health.



False, exercise has been found to increase bone density and strength, especially in post menopausal women.

7.Who is most likely to get osteoporosis?




Post menopausal women


8.Which is the best exercise for your bones?



c.Bike riding

Walking, weight bearing exercises, weight training.

9.To get enough calcium for one day you’d need to have:

a.2 cups of milk and 20 almonds

b.1 cup of yogurt, 1 cup of spinach and a glass of almond milk = 1000 mg

c.20 almonds, 1 cup of broccoli, 3 ounces of salmon, 1 glass of OJ

d.All the above are correct.

Each almond has 3 mg of calcium, milk has about 300 mg, plain yogurt 400mg, 1 cup spinach 150mg, 1 cup brocolli 70 mg, salmon 250mg /3oz almond milk 450 mg/ cup,  fortified OJ 350 mg/ cup.You need 1000 - 1200 mg of calcium per day.

10.If your mom had osteoporosis, you might, too.




11.Which of these will give you the most calcium?

a.1 cup of milk

b.1 cup of cottage cheese

c.1 cup of yogurt

1 cup of plain yogurt has the most at 400 mg