Jun. 7, 2022

Dr. Qing Wu's research lab analyzed nearly 30,000 broken bone cases reported over the past three decades in 27 research publications and found that smoking increases the risk of breaking a bone by as much as 37%.  The meta-analysis, published last week in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, is the first to expand scientists’ scope beyond examining primarily hip fractures to other parts of the body, including the wrists, shoulders, forearms, femurs, lower legs, and spine.

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