Obesity Puts You at Risk for Osteoporosis

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By Molly Clifton

Obesity was once thought to protect against bone loss but a new study finds that’s not true.

New research in the journal Radiology finds obese people with higher levels of fat in their liver, muscle tissue and blood also have higher amounts of fat in their bone marrow.

That puts them at risk for Osteoporosis.

The study’s authors say bone marrow fat makes bones weak and more susceptible to fractures.
 



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