Recent studies have indicated that osteoporosis and depression are linked in some ways. While one does not necessarily cause the other, there are certain factors from each that could contribute to the other. People who have suffered from depression, for instance, could have certain endocrine and immune malfunctions, poor lifestyle habits, and/or antidepressant medications that could interfere with bone growth. Researchers don’t fully understand the full relationship, but for whatever reason, the numbers show that people who have had depression are more likely to have lower bone mass.
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