There may be an increased risk of developing bone loss if you have an eating disorder. Osteoporosis can have an effect on younger people with anorexia nervosa. They tend to develop bone mineral deficiencies even if they are partially recovering from anorexia nervosa within 10% of their ideal body weight. Eating disorders and bulimia nervosa patients are also at risk especially if they have had a significant weight loss and amenorrhea especially female athletes who may develop bone loss. Fractures of the lumbar spine and hip fractures are damages caused by osteoporosis which is silent and ongoing. Treatment may consist of increase in calcium intake, restoring a healthy weight and moderate exercise. Early diagnosis and treatment combined with increased awareness is the key.