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A study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America found that having too much internal abdominal fat may have a damaging effect on bone health.

Belly Fat Puts Women at Risk for Osteoporosis

30/Nov/2010

For years, it was believed that obese women were at lower risk for developing osteoporosis, and that excess body fat actually protected against bone loss. However, a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) found that having too much internal abdominal fat may, in fact, have a damaging effect on bone health.

Link to full RSNA release on study led by MGH physician Miriam Bredella, MD.

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