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Hip fractures in men may be linked to milk consumption

Posted at: 11/19/2013 1:02 AM



Drinking a lot of milk as a teenager doesn't decrease hip fractures later in life - and actually increases the fracture risk in men.
 
A large new study found every additional glass of milk per day consumed during the teen years was linked with a 9-percent greater risk of hip fracture among men.
 
However, a woman's risk of hip fracture was not related to her teenage milk consumption.
 
Experts say the increased fracture risk may be partially influenced by a man's taller height.