Poor Air Quality May be a Risk Factor for Osteoporosis Condition and Bone Fractures

According to a new research poor air quality can cause osteoporosis condition and bone fractures. A team of researchers from health-based Universities and institutions has discovered a relation between long-term air pollution and osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a condition in which your body loses more bone mass than it can reconstruct and bones become brittle and weak. It is the ordinary reason for a broken bone injury.

In the first study, researchers analyzed Medicare enrollees between 2003 and 2010 for

The first study involved analyzing data on hospital admissions between 2003 and 2010 osteoporosis-related fractures in patients over 65 years old.

Their analyses determined that small increases in fine particle concentrations can increase the risk of bone fractures in older adults.

In the second study, scientists observed 692 men with an age of 47 from low-income backgrounds Boston area. They found that participants living in areas with higher small particulate matter and black carbon emissions in the air had lower blood levels of parathyroid hormone, a key calcium, and bone-related hormone.

Researchers led by Andrea Baccarelli, the US’s Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University, said, “Particulate matter, including PM2.5, is known to cause systemic oxidative damage and inflammation, which could accelerate bone loss and increase the risk of bone fractures in older individuals.”

Researchers reported that each year, there are 2 million osteoporosis-related bone fractures in the USA.

Smoking has also been typically relationship with bone damage and like smoking, air pollution can cause bone fractures.

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