A recent study has revealed that male smokers are more at risk of contracting osteoporosis than the female smokers. This report shows that the screening guidelines which is largely focused on women needs to include men as well.
Dr. Elizabeth Regan, the senior study author, stated that they expected women to be the worst sufferers but it was men who were found to be at a greater risk. It was also revealed that if men suffering from osteoporosis also happen to have hip fractures then they tend to do a lot worse than women.
Osteoporosis makes the bones brittle and weak to an extent where a deep bend or a coughing fit too can lead to a fracture. About one in every 10 women above 50 years of age and one in every 50 women are known to suffer from osteoporosis according to the CDC.
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