Medical News Social stress linked to bone density loss in postmenopausal women

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9 July 2019

Women have a higher risk of bone fracture after menopauseGetty/SbytovaMN
By Chelsea WhyteSocial stress may release hormones that affect bone loss, a finding that might be linked to the higher incidence of bone fractures after the menopause.
In a study of more than 8000 women aged 50 to 79, researchers found that those who reported higher levels of social stress – defined as strained relationships or stress related to social ties – were also at higher risk of bone fractures. The team, led by Shawna Follis at the University of Arizona in Tucson, used data from the Women’s Health …

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