Bone Density Measurements Could Help Predict Cardiovascular Risk in Aging Women

Inside your body, bones are the scaffolding that keep you standing upright. As you get older, these supports can weaken. And if they get too weak, you could wind up with a fracture. Let’s talk about the bone-thinning condition called osteoporosis. Your internal scaffolding was built when you were young. You can eat foods that are high in these nutrients, like frozen yogurt, salmon, and low-fat milk, or, if you’re not a big fan of fish or dairy, you can take supplements.

Key Takeaways:

  • In this study, patients were excluded if they had prior treatment for osteoperosis or a history of malignant tumors.
  • This study is showing that bone health can have an effect on our cardiovascular system in a major way, and treatments need to be improved.
  • Type 2 diabetes was independently associated with the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease developing as women get older in age.

“An analysis of data from more than 12,000 women in Asia is shedding new light on the prognostic value of BMD for predicting risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in aging women.”

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