Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Belly Fat Puts Women at Risk for Osteoporosis

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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