Many studies have identified a link between osteoporosis and hypertension. A cross-sectional study of 3,301 postmenopausal women reveals that the participants suffering from hypertension are more often also affected by osteoporosis, and that the prevalence of hypertension is higher among the women suffering from osteoporosis.
The proportion of women with hypertension, osteoporosis, and the two diseases combined rises significantly as their dairy intake decreases. A dairy intake in the lowest quartile was a significant predictor of osteoporosis and hypertension. The authors suggest that a low intake of dairy products may constitute a pathogenic link between these two conditions.