Deep wrinkles may be a sign of increased bone fragility and osteoporosis. It has been stated by a group of scientists from Yale University (USA).
They have surveyed women at the age of 40-50 years, who entered their menopause, and have thoroughly studied the location and the pattern of wrinkles on the face and neck. Bone density was measured by ultrasound. There was a clear correlation: the more wrinkles the woman had and the stronger they were expressed, the more fragile bones she had. Smooth-skinned women could be proud of having strong healthy bones. The relationship is probably due to the fact that the formation of skin and bones implies the use of the same structural protein collagen.
Diagnosis of wrinkles is rather accurate. Moreover, the experts admit that this discovery will help avoid expensive surveys in the future. In the meantime, all women with deep wrinkles are advised to undergo densitometry.
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