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Male Smokers at Greater Risk for Osteoporosis

According to Reuters, a study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society has discovered that male smokers face a greater risk factor for osteoporosis than other males as well as female smokers. Male smokers were found to have a small but much greater risk for low bone density and more vertebral fractures than female smokers, despite the fact that women tend to have smaller, thinner bones and start losing bone density after menopause. Given these results, researchers suggest all smokers to use the CT scans they already get for lung cancer to look at bone density as well in order to screen for osteoporosis.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.