A nationwide study called the Biomarker Project of the Midlife studied 717 people to determine whether or not a correlation exists between insulin resistance and bone strength. Bone density was measured via an x-ray and combined with bone size and body type. Insulin resistance was studied by measuring the levels of sugar and insulin in blood samples taken from the participants. The bad news is that as insulin resistance doubles, bone strength drops by 10 to 14 percent. This could explain why people with type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of fractures than non-diabetics.
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