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August 7, 2006

Second-Hand Smoke May Lead to Osteoporosis

A Chinese study by scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health has found a link between inhaling second-hand smoke and osteoporosis. They studied 14,000 men and women who lived with at least one smoker every day.

They found that a pre-menopausal woman who lived with one smoker doubled her osteoporosis risk. If she lived with two more smokers, the risk tripled, BBC News reports. The women also had a 2.6 times greater risk for a non-spine fracture, compared to non-smokers, the researchers found.

2nd-Hand smoke: Bad for the bones

Posted by laura on August 7, 2006 8:15 AM | DIGG | del.icio.us | furl


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