Genetic reasons behind complications of bone identifiedAccording to a recently concluded study by Dr Christina Haston, a researcher of the McGill University Health Centre research Institute, the cause behind complications of the bone that is usually accompanying cystic fibrosis is genetic.

The research article was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. This study was funded by the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Valorisation Recherche Quebec, and the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec.

The study disclosed that bone fragility is caused by genetic reasons; this finding is expected to have implications for modifying therapeutic practices.

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