Type 2 Linked to Frailty, Fracture Risk

Type 2 diabetes is associated with significantly increased frailty compared with the general population, according to a new study. Frailty increases the risk for fragility fractures. In people with type 2, bone mineral density and body mass index are often both increased, which should have a protective effect against most fractures, but type 2 has presented as an independent risk factor for fractures, introducing a “diabetes bone paradox” that will need further research to untangle. Read more

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