Teen Smoking Raises Risk of Osteoporosis

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Apr 4 2013

A new study finds that anxiety, depression and smoking during teenage years can lead to osteoporosis or bone fractures in later life.The new study is the first to look at the long-term effects of smoking and depressive symptoms among adolescent girls and the potential postmenopausal impact of osteoporosis and bone fractures.Osteoporosis is a costly health problem. Although it is primarily evident in postmenopausal women, its roots can be traced to periods of growth, including adolescence. Experts estimate that 10 million Americans already have osteoporosis and an additional 34 million are at risk.

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