Graduate Trainee, Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
1 active project
Scientific Questions Being Studied
We want to explore the relationship between bone health and nicotine vaporizer use. It has been researched that nicotine use through cigarette smoke leads to a low-bone-density phenotype and diminished fracture healing. We want to explore if this effect carries over to vaping. This is especially important now because vaping gaining popularity every year.
- Disease Focused Research (Nicotine vaping and bone health)
We plan to compare bone density between vaping and non-vaping groups. The bone density variable will be derived from DEXA scan results. We will also look at fracture healing and healing of bones and tendons after surgery.
We anticipate that individuals who consume vaporized nicotine at a very frequent rate will have lower bone density. This will add to our knowledge of the effects vaping has on the body and will let individuals be more informed when considering if they want to use nicotine vape products.
Demographic Categories of Interest
This study will not center on underrepresented populations.
- Ravi Trivedi - Graduate Trainee, Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
- Melissa Sherfield - Project Personnel, Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
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