Study links abdominal fat to poorer bone quality, formation

03/26/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Abdominal fat was tied to inferior bone quality and less bone formation in healthy premenopausal women, Columbia University researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. "Given the rising prevalence of obesity in our population, the association between higher trunk fat and inferior bone quality raises concerns about future fracture risk and requires further investigation," researchers wrote.

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