A recent study presented at the annual Endocrine Society meeting in Boston found that in early postmenopausal women, the patients with increased skin wrinkling had correlating loss in bone density. Bone density is important in preventing issues such as osteoporosis, as well as ones susceptibility to fractures. The believed hypothesis is that the same building blocks responsible for keeping skin taut are necessary to support the structure of bones, mainly proteins. This study is significant in that it is one of the first to link the relationship of the loss of protein in skin to that of the bones. Future studies may help determine how factors such as diet, hormone replacement therapy, and other lifestyle changes can impact the structure of both skin and bone. Health diet, exercise and in some cases a multi-vitamin to promote bone health can help to keep the bones and skin strong, young, and healthy.
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