Thin people prone to Osteoporosis
Haakon E. Meyer at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the University of Oslo has concluded following an exhaustive survey research that thin men are more prone to osteoporosis than other men. The study has been published in The American Journal of Epidemiology.
In this study, nearly 1,476 men were studied for osteoporosis in Oslo 2000-01 and Tromso 2001. These people are the people who had also participated in the Oslo survey in 1972-73 and the Tromso survey in 1974-75.
Survey Result and Inference
After the study, it was found out that almost one-third of the people had osteoporosis among the thinnest quarter of men in the 1970s and among those who later lost weight. However, one-fourth of the population who had the highest weight in the 1970s and had not changed their weight did not have osteoporosis.
The survey showed that low weight among middle-aged men and subsequent weight loss led to increased risk of osteoporosis in old age.