Men with intra-abdominal fat are at a risk of osteoporosis

A new study evaluated35 young obese men with and a mean body mass indexof 36.5. Men were divided into two groups according to the location of fat in their bodies. Some of them have subcutaneous fat (fat spread out all over the body), while the other with visceral or intra-abdominal fat mainly. Researchers found thatthat the bones of the group with more visceral fat were nearly twice as weak as those with subcutaneous fat.How do you counsel your patients with increased intra-abdominal fat about increased risk of chronic diseases?

For more information, please read the article in Reuters

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