Dr. Heaney recalls if smoking cigarettes increases a woman's risk for bone fractures.
Yes, smoking does increase the risk of fracture. We don’t know why. We have lots of theories and some of them are at least partly true, but we don’t have a good, solid explanation, but the fact remains that smokers are more at risk for fracture.
About Dr. Heaney, M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.C.N.:
Dr. Robert Heaney is an internationally recognized expert in the field of bone biology and calcium nutrition. He has worked for over 45 years in the study of osteoporosis and calcium physiology, and has published more than 300 original papers, chapters, monographs, and reviews in scientific and educational fields. He is a frequently invited editorial writer for the major medical journals, including JAMA, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Annals of Internal Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, Metabolism, and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. He serves on numerous nutrition industry scientific advisory panels.
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