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Posted by: Chris | 2010/11/08

OSTEOPOROSIS &  BEING OVERWEIGHT

I heard over the weekend that overweight people does not suffer from osteoporosis as their greater mass encourage stronger bones to carry all that extra weight around. Is this true?

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Dear Chris
It is true that very thin people with a body weigth under 55kg may develop osteoporosis quicker than bigger boned people. This does not however mean that overweight people cannot develop osteoporosis due to other reasons (e.g. cortisone use, low calcium intake , smoking etc.)

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