Researchers pinpoint how smoking causes osteoporosis

Posted: 6/21/2013

From Medical Xpress:

Human bone breaks down and regenerates naturally all the time, in a perfectly balanced dance that maintains skeletal integrity.

As people age, bone tends to deteriorate faster, causing osteoporosis and other disorders. Smoking artificially accelerates bone degeneration as well.

For the first time, a joint team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and The Mount Sinai Medical Center have described the mechanics of how certain toxic compounds in smoke break down bone. Read more.