Navigation Links
Study suggests link between obesity, poor bone health
Date:11/26/2007

Athens, Ga. Being overweight is a known risk factor for heart disease, diabetes and a host of other health conditions. Now, a University of Georgia study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that obesity may also be bad for bone health.

Researchers conducted advanced three-dimensional bone scans on 115 women ages 18 and 19 with normal (less than 32 percent) and high (greater than 32 percent) body fat. After adjusting for differences in muscle mass surrounding the bone, the researchers found that the bones of participants with high body fat were 8 to 9 percent weaker than those of normal body fat participants.

Obesity is an epidemic in this country, and I think this study is critical because it highlights another potential negative health effect that people havent considered, said study co-author Richard D. Lewis, professor of foods and nutrition at the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Previous studies on bone health and obesity used a two-dimensional bone densitometer that is commonly used in osteoporosis screenings. Lewis explained that a notable shortcoming of the bone densitometer is that it does not take into account bone shape and geometry, which have a substantial influence on bone strength. The new study used a three-dimensional imaging technique that measures both the amount of mineral in the bone and its shape and geometry. The study found that, surprisingly, normal- and high body-fat young adult females have comparable bone strength in a direct comparison that does not account for muscle mass.

The fact that the two groups had similar bone strength measures is remarkable in itself, because you would expect it to be higher in the heavier person, Lewis said.

Doctoral candidate Norman Pollock, lead author of the study, explained that muscle exerts force on bones, which stimulates bone growth. Overweight people tend to have more muscle surrounding th
'/>"/>

Contact: Sam Fahmy
sfahmy@uga.edu
706-542-5361
University of Georgia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
2. A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
3. Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis
4. Clones on task serve greater good, evolutionary study shows
5. New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk
6. New study examines how rearing environment can alter navigation
7. Study links cat disease to flame retardants in furniture and to pet food
8. New continent and species discovered in Atlantic study
9. Study shows link between alcohol consumption and hiv disease progression
10. Feeling hot, hot, hot: New study suggests ways to control fever-induced seizures
11. Study finds environmental tests help predict hospital-acquired Legionnaires disease risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... N.C. , Dec. 16, 2014 Valencell, a ... its PerformTek biometric technology to industry leaders such as ... accurate, clinically validated, biometric wearable products. These products will ... in Las Vegas . ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/87pph8/global_facial ) ... Recognition Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... recognition is a technology used for the identification of ... of a person such as nose, jaw edges, mouth, ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... blood pressure plays a role in human health has been ... for high blood pressure – was first described as a ... used in measuring blood pressure was invented in 1896. ... its triggers and its effects. In fact, recent findings have ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4
... PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] There,s been a rich debate ... food source along rocky coastlines dominated by upwelling. The literature ... prey organisms such as barnacles and mussels hitch a ride ... mostly absent in the coastal tidal zones. That theory ...
... Not getting enough sleep does more damage than just ... accumulate around your organs more dangerous, researchers say, than ... new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of ... and too little can be hazardous to your health ...
... The 2010 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Eli ... Paul D. Bieniasz, Ph.D., Staff Investigator, Aaron Diamond AIDS ... Retrovirology, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, and Investigator, ... biology. This award recognizes fundamental research of unusual ...
Cached Biology News:Barnacles prefer upwelling currents, enriching food chains in the Galapagos 2Barnacles prefer upwelling currents, enriching food chains in the Galapagos 3Extremes of sleep related to increased fat around organs 2Extremes of sleep related to increased fat around organs 3American Society for Microbiology honors Paul D. Bieniasz 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... Selexis SA, a serial innovation company with ... used for drug discovery to commercial manufacturing, announced today ... Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data packages. The NGS analysis ... ensuring the integrity of the gene, validation of the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015  Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ), world ... its commitment to sustainability with inclusion on a prestigious list ... ranked healthcare equipment company among the Corporate Knights Global 100 ... Forum at Davos, Switzerland . ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Md. , Dec. 24, 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation ... Inc. (NYSE: MDT ) has submitted a ... Administration (FDA) for the use of Medtronic,s SynchroMed ® ... developed catheter) for use with United Therapeutics, Remodulin ® ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 “Preparative & Process Chromatography ... Consumables (Columns, Solvents, Buffers, Valves, Guages, Seals), Accessories, ... - Forecasts to 2019” provides a detailed overview ... market trends, and strategies impacting the preparative and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Selexis Generated Research Cell Banks Now Fully Sequenced Using Next-Generation Sequencing 2Varian Honored Among World's 100 Most Sustainable Corporations 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 2Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 4
... ... with old yet still functional software code bases. In this Software Technology Report, Full Spectrum ... to write new modern software for your medical device. You can download the report ... ...
... network of wildlife conservation areas is vital in helping to ... Africa affected by climate change, according to scientists. The ... International and the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) looked at ... conservation concern in sub-Saharan Africa and on the network of ...
... June 1 Today, BASF filed a lawsuit in the ... DuPont (E. l. du Pont de Nemours and Company) for ... key class of herbicides. Specifically, DuPont,s Optimum GAT corn product ... that enables successful tolerance toward an herbicide class known as ...
Cached Biology Technology:For Medical Device Makers, a New Software Technology Report, Time to Get Rid of Your Old Code from Full Spectrum Software 2For Medical Device Makers, a New Software Technology Report, Time to Get Rid of Your Old Code from Full Spectrum Software 3Nature parks can save species as climate changes 2Nature parks can save species as climate changes 3BASF Sues DuPont for Patent Infringement 2
Normal serum collected from healthy Kunming mice....
Bethyl Laboratories packages antibodies, conjugates and calibrators to provide quantitative ELISA kits. Each kit contains the following components, sufficient for 1000 single well assays....
... Services include: ,ISH Protocol ... Conditions Analyses ,RNA and DNA ... Cells and Tissues ,Double Labeling ... Cells and Tissues ,RNA and ...
Request Info...
Biology Products: