Osteoporosis: Investigating the role of a common antibacterial chemical

(Tim Newman/ Medical News Today) — 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.

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak bones and an increased risk of fracture.

Worldwide, an estimated 200 million people currently have osteoporosis. More than 10 million of these people live in the United States.

Osteoporosis predominantly affects people as they age, so as the population of the U.S. is growing older, the condition is likely to become more prevalent over time. (…)

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