Weight loss, weight regain and bone health

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Abstract

The ideal body image for women these days is being slim but, in the real world, obesity becomes a major health problem even in the developing countries. Overweight, but also underweight, may have associated adverse outcomes in many bodily systems, including the bone. Only a few studies have investigated the consequences of intentional weight loss, then weight regain, on bone metabolism and bone density. It seems that the negative impact of bone loss is not reversed when weight partially rebounds following the end of active intervention programs. Thus the benefits and risks of any weight loss program should be addressed individually, and monitoring of bone parameters is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-319
Number of pages3
JournalClimacteric
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • BONE HEALTH
  • WEIGHT LOSS
  • WEIGHT REGAIN

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