Boys with asthma have weaker bones: Youngsters with the lung condition are up to 30% more likely to suffer a fracture (but girls aren’t affected)



Asthma increases the risk of bone fractures in boys, new research suggests.
Moderate-to-severe sufferers of the condition, who experience symptoms daily, are 30 per cent more likely to break a bone than those without the inflammatory lung disease, a study found.
Lead author Dr Sharon Brennan-Olsen, from the University of Melbourne, said: ‘Because asthma is an inflammatory disease it can lead to bone loss by interfering with the mechanisms in the bone formation and resorption.’
Girls with asthma are not at a higher risk of fractures, which may be due to them taking part in less risky... read more

 
4 April 2018 in Health, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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