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Osteoporosis

25 March 2011

Cell phones may weaken bones

A study suggests that cell phone users might be at heightened risk for a weakening of bone in the hip area.

A small study out of Argentina suggests that cell phone users might be at heightened risk for a weakening of bone in the hip area.

Cell phone users also had reduced mineral content and density at the right trochanter, an area at the outside top of the thigh bone. Among cell phone users, the difference between the right and left trochanter was significantly associated with the total estimated hours carrying a cell phone on the right hip, said the researchers.

 

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