Low level nicotine: a novel approach to reduce osteoporosis incidence.

  title={Low level nicotine: a novel approach to reduce osteoporosis incidence.},
  author={Jun Zhang and Feng Chen and Feng Yun and Jin-ping Chen},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={74 6},
Osteoporosis is a serious health problem worldwide and leads to a significant burden on society. Unfortunately, efforts to control osteoporosis are largely unsuccessful. Lowering an individual's risk for osteoporosis must focus not only on treatment but also on modification of risk factors. One of the common risk factors is smoking tobacco. Here, we review the clinical evidence on nicotine consumption and osteoporosis, and propose a possible protective mechanism. It should be note that there is… CONTINUE READING

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