Study links IBS with risk of osteoporosis, fractures

05/14/2013 | DailyRx.com

Irritable bowel syndrome might raise the risk for osteoporosis and fractures, according to new research. IBS patients had twice the risk of sustaining fractures, particularly wrist fractures, as patients without IBS, the analysis of 317,857 emergency department visits found. IBS patients were more likely than patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, but less likely than those with celiac disease, to suffer osteoporosis.

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