Nitrates and osteoporosis: Which relationship?

Published: 8 June 2017
Author(s): Marco Zuin, Gianluca Rigatelli, Fiorenzo Scaranello, Loris Roncon
Issue: June 2017
Section: Letter to the Editor

Osteoporosis and related risk of fracture represent a major a common clinical condition and a major health problem, especially in elderly patients creating huge costs to the health care system [1]. Moreover, osteoporotic fractures are related with a higher rate of morbidity and both short- and long-term rates of disability [2]. Over the last years, several studies have documented a relationship between cardiovascular and bone health. Specifically, different risk factors are shared between cardiovascular and bone diseases, as older age, smoking habits, physical activity, alcohol intakes, diabetes and post-menopausal status [3].