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Bone mineral content continues to increase in obese adolescents during weight loss
Date:2/1/2008

cts bone mineral content, adjusted for their height, the researchers noticed that bone mineral content in the arms and legs increased less than would be expected with growth while the lumbar spine content increased more than expected. These changes in bone mineral content were largely explained by changes in the amount of fat and muscle in the body during the intensive weight loss program.

As obesity treatment during adolescence becomes more frequent, it is important to understand the role of weight loss on bone health during this critical period, Dr. Stettler added.


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