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  • megachik30
    ways smoking affects the bones.. Smoking increases your risk of developing exercise-related injuries: Rotator cuff (shoulder) tears in smokers are nearly twice
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 22, 2006
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      ways smoking affects the bones..

      Smoking increases your risk of developing exercise-related injuries:
      Rotator cuff (shoulder) tears in smokers are nearly twice as large as
      those in nonsmokers. Additionally, a study of young Army recruits
      showed that smokers were 1.5 times more likely to suffer overuse
      injuries such as bursitis or tendinitis than nonsmokers. Smokers were
      also more likely to suffer traumatic injuries, such as sprains or
      fractures.

      Smoking increases your risk of developing osteoporosis:
      Smoking has a detrimental effect on bone density. Studies have shown
      that smoking reduces the blood supply to bones and that nicotine slows
      the production of bone-forming cells (osteoblasts) and impairs the
      absorption of calcium. With less bone mineral, smokers develop fragile
      bones (osteoporosis). Smoking also reduces the protective effect of
      estrogen replacement therapy.

      Smoking increases your risk of a hip fracture as you age:
      Osteoporosis is often a risk factor in hip fractures. Elderly smokers
      have a 41 percent increase in the rate of hip fracture.


      res:
      http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/fact/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=240&topcategory=General

      more articles on subject:
      http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=56010
      http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=56794
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