Menopause and Bone Density: Are Facial Wrinkles an Early Warning Sign of Fracture Risk?

by Laura Ramirez on July 6, 2011

Menopause and bone density—we all know that these two factors are related. Estrogen helps to keep women’s bones strong and healthy. But what happens after menopause? A recent study shows a a link between excessive facial wrinkles during the menopausal years and increased risk for bone fractures. The higher your wrinkle score (based on a number of measures,) the greater your risk of having skeletal problems later on in life. This is because your body uses the same proteins to build bone and skin.

menopause and bone density

Menopause and bone density - an unwrinkled face is linked to better bone health

A new study finds that the worse a woman’s skin wrinkles are during the first few years of menopause, the lower her bone density is. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston…

Whether you have a lot of wrinkles or not, menopause and bone density are intricately related which makes it incredibly important to make sure that you get your daily calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3. Since hip fractures can be the beginning of the end for ᅠotherwise healthy females in their menopausal years, let your women friends know about this important link between smooth, relatively unwrinkled skin and skeletal health.ᅠRemember, next time you gaze at your face in the mirror, you are also looking at the health of your bones.

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