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Facial Wrinkles Linked to Lower Bone Density

Study Suggests Loss of Collagen in Early Menopause May Weaken Skin and Bones

Possible Inexpensive Way to Screen Bones

Other experts say that while it was a new idea to connect wrinkles and bone health, the finding was worth further investigation.

"I think it's interesting, actually," says Linda A. Russell, MD, a bone health specialist in the department of rheumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

 "We don't do a good job in screening everybody for osteoporosis because you have to get a test called the bone density scan. If we had a cheaper, easier way to at least screen people who should get the bone density, that would be great," Russell says. "If someone walked into your office and they had lots of wrinkles you'd say 'Aha! That's a great person for me to target to get the bone density.'"

The study is scheduled to continue for another year, Pal says, at which time, the study participants will have their skin and bone health assessed again. She hopes further findings will help to confirm this initial observation.

"We have just scratched the surface of this question," she says.

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