A new study by researchers from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio suggests that low level of magnesium in a body may be responsible for the higher risk of bone fractures.
The study included 2,245 middle-aged men, who were clinically followed for twenty years. The researchers analyzed their data and found that men with a higher level of magnesium were 44% less likely to have bone fractures. Moreover, over the period of 20 years of study, none of the 22 men with very high levels of magnesium had a bone fracture.
Dr. Kunutsor believes: “The findings do suggest that avoiding low serum concentrations of magnesium may be a promising though unproven strategy for risk prevention of fractures.”
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh found that smoking cannabis have reduced bone density and caused fractures in heavy cannabis users. The study also found that heavy cannabis smokers have lower body weight and body mass index (BMI) and that contributes to thinner bones in their bodies.
For their study, the team of researchers assessed 170 people who smoke cannabis regularly. They found that the bone density of heavy cannabis users was about 5% lower than regular cigarette smokers.
Professor Stuart Ralston, a lead researcher from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine says: “We have known for a while that components of cannabis can affect bone cells function but we had no idea up until now of what this mean to people who use cannabis on a regular basis.”
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