Mitochondrial Damage Can Cause Osteoporosis According to Study

Risk factors for osteoporosis cannot be avoided. Some of them include being older or having a family history of the condition. Others, like consuming alcohol, smoking cigarettes, exposure to environmental pollutants, and taking certain medications, can be avoided. Until now, researchers have not identified how these exposures are linked with bone loss. Case study Researchers from Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine revealed a mechanism through which osteoporosis and these factors are linked. Damage to the mitochondria results in a surge in the creation of cells known as osteoclasts. They are responsible for the breaking down of bones. The researchers identified these … Continue reading Mitochondrial Damage Can Cause Osteoporosis According to Study