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Bone Damage Is, New Threat

NEW YORK--Bone, damage has now been added to the list of degenerative diseases associated with prolonged heavy drinking.

At the annual meeting of the American Rheumatism Association here, Drs. John P. Jones Jr. and Ephraim P. Engle-man, of San Francisco, reported on 25 alcoholic patients who developed bone lesions when blood vessels in the bone were clogged by fat.

Most cases occurred in shoulder and thigh joints, and were signaled by pain and stiffness. Painless lesions also appeared in the shafts of leg bones. In most patients, the physicians said, the clogging fat could be... Login to read more
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