Don’t scowl when you read this, but the lines on your face may say something about the status of your skeleton. Researchers determined that the deeper and more abundant a woman’s facial wrinkles, the weaker her bones. Why? Both skin and skeleton are supported by collagen, a fibrous protein. If you have a lot of wrinkles, ask your doctor about your fracture risk, says study author Lubna Pal, MD.
Prevention, October 2011.