High blood pressure may accelerate bone aging

A new study in mice, presented at an American Heart Association meeting, suggests high blood pressure may cause bones to age faster

Research Highlights:

A new study in mice found that hypertension may be linked to significant bone loss.

Bone quality in young mice with high blood pressure was similar to the bones of older mice without high blood pressure, suggesting that the effects of hypertension on bone quality, which includes strength, may mimic that of aging.

The researchers suggest early detection and treatment of high blood pressure may help to deter loss of bone quality as people age.