It is never too early to start thinking about bone density. Americans generally do not drink as much milk as they did 50 years ago and calcium intake has suffered. We also drink more soda than our parents and grandparents did, and soda can leach the calcium from bones. National guidelines recommend DEXA (bone density) scans for all women starting at age 65. Guidelines also recommend screening women and men with particular risk factors for low bone density. Your primary care provider can help you decide whether early screening is appropriate for you. Click here if you would like to learn more about bone density health.