Thursday, April 4, 2013

Teen Smoking, Depression Up Risk of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis | Psych Central News

 A new study finds that anxiety, depression and smoking during teenage years can lead to osteoporosis or bone fractures in later life.
Experts say that although depression, anxiety, and smoking are associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD) in adults, the factors have not previously been studied during adolescence, when more than 50 percent of bone formation occurs.
The new study is the first to look at the long-term effects of smoking and depressive symptoms among adolescent girls and the potential postmenopausal impact of osteoporosis and bone fractures.

Teen Smoking, Depression Up Risk of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis | Psych Central News

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