9 Ways Cystic Fibrosis Affects the Body

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Bones

With age, the bones in our bodies become frail and brittle but for people with cystic fibrosis, this process happens at a much earlier age. Bone density and strength is linked to lung function and body weight–two areas where cystic fibrosis patients have severe challenges. It’s thought that around one-third of adult cystic fibrosis patients have low bone density.

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