Obesity and Bone Health

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Obesity increases the incidence, rate, and severity of knee dislocations

A study of more than 19,000 knee dislocations in the US between 2000 and 2012 has shown the devastating impact that obesity is having on traumatic injuries. The study, from Brown University, was conducted due to the correlation of increasing rates of...
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Should weight loss be included in pain management?

A study from Leeds Beckett University has suggested that weight loss programmes should become part of pain management for obese patients. The team investigated 74 patients who were divided into groups according to their weight. They then applied pressure,...
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Exercise-induced hormone involved in bone metabolism

Irisin, a fat-burning, exercise-induced hormone has been shown to increase the formation and thickness of bone in mice. Researchers from Tufts University observed that after two weeks of voluntary wheel running mice expressed more of the hormone, further...
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Bone structure at risk in obese children

Children under the age of 18 with increased fat mass have compromised bone growth. A recent literature review has found that fat deposited within muscle may have an effect on how bones grow. Joseph Kindler, the study’s lead author, gathered existing...
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