A group of scientists from Harvard medical school have discovered a gene responsible for the degree of bone mineralization. It is known that the mineral content in bone is responsible for its strength. The lack of them can cause fracture even under relatively small load. Affecting the gene was found, the researchers said, it will be possible to treat osteoporosis. This disease is characterized by reduced bone density, says Zee News.
Gene EN1 affects bone mineralization. To establish this fact, scientists needed to study the genome of more than 3,000 people with osteoporosis and more than half a million genomes of healthy people.
Note that osteoporosis is much more marked in male smokers. Another factor the risk of osteoporosis – chronic obstructiva lung disease that develops in including with regular Smoking.