Post-menopausal women with toxic friendships or a failed marriage are ‘more likely to break their BONES’ because the stress weakens their skeleton

Martial breakdown and bereavement could trigger brittle bone fractures in middle-aged women, researchers have discovered.

They found women who suffered extreme emotional stress were more likely to suffer from weakened bones.

The researchers at the University of Arizona believe stress causes fluctuations of hormones which can result in loss of bone density – leaving women vulnerable to breaks from even minor falls.

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