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Osteoporosis: another reason to control your blood pressure

High blood pressure may increase the risk of osteoporosis, according to a study in the American Journal of Hypertension. Researchers looked at 45 middle-aged women, 31 with untreated high blood pressure and 14 with normal blood pressure, and found that bone mineral density in the lumbar spine was significantly lower in the women with hypertension. Other recent research has found that hypertension impairs the body's ability to metabolize calcium, which may help explain the decrease in bone mineral density.


From The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50, August 2002.


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