Journal article

Obesity and Bone.

Joseph Proietto

F1000Research | Published : 2020


Obesity and osteoporosis are both common conditions with high rates of morbidity and mortality. There is a relationship between obesity and bone. There are multiple factors that influence the risk of fracture, including the quality of bone, the risk of falls, and the padding around the bone. These multiple factors partly explain the finding that obesity protects against fractures in some sites while increasing the risk in other parts of the body. While it is well known that increased weight builds bone, there are several mechanisms related to the obese state that make the bone more fragile. These include the increased production of bone marrow fat cells at the expense of bone-forming osteobl..

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