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Breaking a bone reduces bone density throughout body

A research was conducted with an aim to find out why even one fracture can lead to others.

ANI | Updated: 26 Sep 2018, 11:09:43
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New Delhi: A research was conducted with an aim to find out why even one fracture can lead to others.  According to new studies, breaking a bone causes bone density losses throughout the body, not just close to the site of the fracture, and primarily around the time of the fracture. The studies are among the first to associate fractures with systemic bone loss. 

They also begin the path to find treatments that preserve long-term skeletal health and reduce susceptibility to additional fractures and, potentially, osteoporosis, which is diagnosed when bone-density losses are severe.


First Published: 26 Sep 2018, 11:09:43

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