Bel Marra Health Weighs in on Study Showing Cell Phones Weaken Bones

By: Bel Marra Health | Health News | Monday, May 09, 2016 - 08:30 AM

bel_marra_logoToronto, Canada, May 9, 2016 – Bel Marra Health (www.BelMarraHealth.com), a company that offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional products, is weighing in on a study showing that cell phones weaken bones.

A study from Argentina is suggesting that cell phone usage may play a role in weakening hip bones in users. Researchers followed 24 men who carried cell phones on their hips and compared the density and mineral content to that of 24 men who did not. All men had similar density and mineral content at the beginning of the study. After one year of research, the men who wore the cell phones experienced reduced density and mineral content in several regions of the hip. (Source: Priedt, R., “Weaker Bones, Cellphone Use Linked in Small Study,” Health web site, March 24, 2011; http://news.health.com/2011/03/24/weaker-bones-cellphone-use-linked-in-small-study/.)

“The study cites that the duration of time cell phone users carry the device on their hips as having a significant correlation to the reduction of density in the hip region,” says Dr. Victor Marchione, spokesperson for Bel Marra Health. “The electromagnetic radiation from cell phones is what is believed to possibly reduce bone density; however, as the study states, a direct cause-and-effect relationship has yet to be proven.”

The use of only 48 men in the study makes for a very small sample size and other medical professionals say that further research needs to be conducted in order to validate the findings in this sample.

“With a study using such a small sample size, they are at the very early stages of trying to prove a hypothesis,” Dr. Marchione explains. “But regardless of sample size, if a hypothesis can be proven, the legitimacy of the study is still sound.”

Dr. Marchione also points out that there are many factors that could affect a person’s bone density reduction, aside from the cell phone use, and that these factors should be considered when analyzing the results of the study.

“There’s obviously a long way to go, but it’s a solid starting point and a hypothesis worth exploring,” he concludes.

Bel Marra Health has an expert panel of doctors who lend their expertise on natural health news, health methods, and health trends. Learn more about Bel Marra Health by visiting the web site at www.BelMarraHealth.com.


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