HealthDay - Could a Woman's Wrinkles Predict Risk of Fractures?
As if facial wrinkles didn't have a bad enough rap, a new study suggests that the worse a woman's wrinkles are in early menopause, the lower her bone density. Dr. Elton Strauss, an associate professor and chief of orthopedic trauma and adult reconstruction at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, said he was surprised by the finding. "People who have skin wrinkles usually spend a lot of time in the sun," Dr. Strauss noted. "And that promotes the development of a lot of vitamin D, which is good for bone health. So I would have thought we might see just the opposite effect."
- Dr. Elton Strauss, Associate Professor, Orthopaedics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine