I’ve always contended that the human body cares not one squat about the artificial delineations we have created in Westernized medicine. The body does not recognize that “cardiovascular” problem independently from an “endocrine” problem from a “gastroenterological” problem.
Instead, every single system in the human body interacts with other systems. The degree of this is so complex as to make our division into “specialties” laughable. Dr. Jeffrey Bland (a strong influence on the way I view health) always called it “knowing more and more about less and less.”
To me, helping patients to make lifestyle changes that will lower their risk of chronic disease, there is NO differentiation between heart disease and diabetes. These two conditions are so tightly linked that anything that affects one affects both. Heck, 70% of diabetics die of cardiovascular issues and we want to consider them separate conditions, both treated by different specialists.
So, the results of this study finding that, in those with heart disease there is a strong correlation with the risk of fractures. This relationship has actually been getting stronger over the past decade or so–likely because we have more sick people with heart disease rather than dead people who had heart attacks. Live people are more likely to suffer a fracture…
The bottom line is that lifestyle changes to improve a condition are nonspecific and will lower your risk across the board for all chronic diseases. This is the beauty of lifestyle changes and the glaring failure of pharmaceutical dominated medicine, which touts one cure for one disease.