The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, is the first of its kinds to investigate the association between triclosan exposure with bone mineral density and osteoporosis.
Avascular Necrosis often occurs in the hip resulting in severe pain. The symptoms may develop over a long period of time, such as arthritis, limitation of movement, and pain. But the damage may be so severe that a person may require joint replacement.
The researchers at Rice University in the US engineered scaffolds that replicate the physical characteristics of osteochondral tissue - hard bone beneath a compressible layer of cartilage that appears as the smooth surface on the ends of long bones.
A study has found that people living in the mountains may have relatively shorter arm segments. The conversion from food to energy isn't as efficient due to the lack of oxygen at higher terrains as a result there isn't sufficient energy for growth.