News Picture: Obesity Ups Women's Odds for Early Hip Fracture

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News)

Overweight gals are far more very likely to go through a hip fracture right before age 70 than those people who aren’t overweight, a new examine finds.

Scientists analyzed details collected from far more than twelve,700 gals in Finland who were being born between 1932 and 1941 and adopted them for 25 several years.

The College of Jap Finland investigators examined the link between the women’s physique mass index (BMI — an estimate of physique body fat based mostly on height and body weight) at age 58 and their threat of hip fracture right before age 70. They also examined the relationship between BMI at age 70 and the threat of hip fracture up to age eighty.

As predicted, the researchers located that the threat of hip fracture greater with age amongst regular-body weight, obese and overweight gals, but the threat of hip fracture right before age 70 greater more rapidly in overweight gals.

“Based mostly on this examine, the threat of early hip fracture developing right before the age of 70 is obviously best in overweight gals — and specially in overweight gals who have a beneath-ordinary bone density. Later, just after all-around 75 several years of age, the threat will increase fastest in slender gals. Getting old gals at the borderline between regular body weight and obese feel to have the lowest threat,” senior researcher Toni Rikkonen claimed in a university news launch.

In overweight gals, there was a 1% threat of hip fracture just right before age sixty seven, while obese gals attained that amount of threat just right before age 72.

In contrast to obese gals, overweight gals had a 2% threat of hip fracture 2.1 several years before than obese gals, and a four% threat 1.3 several years before. The dissimilarities between the teams narrowed with age.

In overweight gals, the fee of hip fracture-associated death within just 5 several years just after the fracture was about 1.5 times bigger than in other gals.

Just after about age 75, the threat of hip fracture rose fastest in slender gals whose BMI was at the decrease conclude of regular body weight. Women at the borderline between regular body weight and obese had the smallest threat all the way right until old age, according to the examine.

The results were being posted just lately in the journal Osteoporosis Worldwide.

A lot more details

You will find far more about hip fractures at the U.S. Facilities for Ailment Management and Prevention.

Supply: College of Jap Finland, news launch, Dec. 1, 2020

Robert Preidt

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