[widget id=”ad_unit-10″]ad_unit-10[/widget]Did you know that smoking leads to osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition that results in thinner less dense bones in adults, especially in women. Osteoporosis leads to more bone breaks (fractures) and decreased bone health.
As a results the spinal column shrinks due to compression fractures in both men and women resulting in decreased height.
Smoking also as a negative effect on bone health causing greater age-related bone loss than non-smokers, a decreased in peak bone mass and higher risk for bone fractures. For example smoking is attributed as an important risk-factor for hip fractures among both men and women.
And when the hip breaks it tends to heal “less well” among people who smoke. The same is true of any other type of fracture among those who smoke.