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Osteoporosis: Investigating the role of a common antibacterial chemical

Osteoporosis: Investigating the role of a common antibacterial chemical

A recent study finds a relationship between a chemical that is in a wide array of personal care products and a reduction in bone mineral density. Manufacturers add triclosan to many products, including some toothpastes. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak bones and an increased risk of fracture. Worldwide, an estimated 200 million people […]

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Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?

Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?

Recent research has uncovered a cell mechanism that could help explain why smoking, alcohol, and other modifiable factors could raise the risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis. Scientists find a cell mechanism that could explain why certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking, increase the risk of osteoporosis. The mechanism spurs a cell type in […]