Title

Bone: adiposity and bone accrual-still an established paradigm?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Bone-Density, Child, Female, Fractures-Bone, Humans, Male, Obesity, Osteogenesis, Osteoporosis-Postmenopausal, Risk-Factors

JAX Source

Nat Rev Endocrinol 2010 Feb; 6(2):63-4.

Abstract

The paradigm that obesity at any age is protective against skeletal failure has been ingrained in clinical practice for several decades. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research challenges the basic framework of that tenet.