Asthma and fractures: who’s most at risk?
Boys with asthma are at significantly increased risk of fracture, according to an Australian study.
The University of Melbourne researchers found that independent of age, boys with a recent wheeze or who have had 1-3 recent wheezy episodes, are 30% more likely to fracture a bone than boys who have not experienced a wheeze.
The same association is not found in girls.
The results highlight the need for bone health education for this potentially vulnerable group, says the lead author, research fellow Dr Sharon