Study links cognitive decline with bone loss, fracture risk in women


A new research has found that cognitive decline is linked with accelerated bone loss and increased fracture risk in women. The results of the study were published in the ‘Journal of Bone and Mineral Research’. The study was led by researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. According to the findings of the study, the association between cognitive decline and bone loss was weaker in men. The researchers noted that the link could potentially be mediated by a third factor, such as estrogen deficiency, which affects women after menopause and has been independently associated with both bone loss and cognitive decline. Around the world, 200 million people are affected by osteoporosis and more than 35 million by dementia – numbers which are expected to double over the next two decades due to a global increase in life expectancy.