Study reveals factors linked with elevated risk of bone fracture
Study reveals factors linked with elevated risk of bone fracture

Study reveals factors linked with elevated risk of bone fracture

Washington [US], February 21 (ANI): Various factors that may indicate whether a person faces a higher likelihood of experiencing a bone fracture over the next two decades have been highlighted in a new study.

The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, included 30,446 middle-aged women and men who were followed from the early/mid 1990s to 2016. A total of 8,240 participants (27 per cent) had at least one fracture during a median follow-up of 20.7 years.

Older age, female sex, higher body mass index, a previous fracture, a family history of fracture after the age of 50 years, low leisure-time physical activity, heavy work, living alone, smoking, and no or high alcohol consumption were factors independently associated with a greater likelihood of experiencing a fracture.

“Our results emphasize the importance of these factors in public health initiatives for fracture prevention,” the authors wrote. (ANI)