Teen Girls who Smoke May Up Risk for Future Bone Disease

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Dec 12 2012

Anorexia isn't the only problem.

Osteoporosis may occur in girls if smoking. Bone development doesn’t occur when a teen girl is smoking and can lead to further complications throughout the rest of her life, even if the habit is gone. Because of the osteoporosis, the subject is at greater risk of fractures and breaks in the bone.

Bone is proven to develop critically within the two years surrounding the first menstrual cycle, and decreases the last four decades of life, according to Lorah Dorn. After testing girls who smoked, drank alcohol, had depression or anxiety, those who smoked were found with much less lumbar or hip bone mass than any of the others, despite the fact that most had the same bone mass at age 13.

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