Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Scientists Identify Two Genes Raising the Risk of Osteoporosis

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Scientists have identified two mutating genes that causes the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. Osteoporosis is condition where the bone becomes fragile from the loss of tissue, which affects one in three women and one in five men. Researchers studied the genes of 2,094 females and compared the bone density and the changes within chromosomes 8 and chromosome 11. This study proves that within the changes of the chromosomes there was a risk of osteoporosis by about 20-30 percent. This research provides a better understanding of osteoporosis on the genetic level. 

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  1. This is a great article, too many people experience weakening bones as they age but there are rare cases when younger people go through abnormal osteoporosis. This researcher will help many people prepare and make alterations in their life in order to prevent bristling bones.