23 Dec '11, 12am

Diabetes and Your Risk of Hip Fracture: But a new study showed that especially for women in menopause who have d...

Diabetes and Your Risk of Hip Fracture: But a new study showed that especially for women in menopause who have d...

It’s the holidays. Food is everywhere and many of us are eating too much of it. It could increase your risk of a broken hip. I wrote in an earlier blog that the holiday season’s weight gain is often never lost. But a new study showed that especially for women in menopause who have diabetes, those with poor control of their blood sugar are much more likely to break their hip. The study investigated a medical tool called FRAX. FRAX is an acronym that stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It uses algorithms based on a person’s clinical risk plus their bone mineral density results. FRAX was created by the World Health Organization (WHO) using populations of people to get an idea of what bone fracture outcomes to expect and placed on the Web to help doctors predict a person’s 10-year probability of breaking their hip or fracturing their hip, spine, forearm or shoulder due t...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/diabetes-and-your-risk-o...

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