Gastrectomy triples osteoporosis risk in men

A Japanese study suggests these patients should be observed long-term for fracture risk
Clare Pain
elderly man

Men who had a gastrectomy more than 20 years ago have triple the risk of osteoporotic fractures compared with peers who did not have the procedure, a study shows.

The findings suggest that such men should be targeted for management of fracture risk, the authors write in Bone.