Mobile phones may rot your bones [telecom]

Mobile phones may rot your bones Written by Paul Hales on 28 March, 2011

Researchers at the the National University of Cuyo, in Mendoza, Argentina, looked at that strange breed - men who wear mobile phones on their hip. They discovered evidence to suggest that the proximity of the mobile phone caused a reduction in bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) in the men who wore the phones over a

12-month period, compared to a control group that didn't.

According to an abstract from the study to be published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, wearers of a mobile phone had "significantly lower right BMD at the trochanter and significantly lower right BMC at both trochanter and total hip".

None of these differences were found in non users, the study notes...

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