Visceral or deep belly fat might be a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a study presented here at the Radiological Society of North America 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting.Why?
In the past, osteoporosis was thought to affect mainly women, and obesity was thought to protect against the disease, lead author Miriam Bredella, MD, from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, told Medscape Medical News.
"But then, a large multicenter study, called the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study, which was designed to determine risk factors for osteoporosis, showed that obesity in men was associated with increased fracture risk," Dr. Bredella said.
Anabolics decrease visceral fat and increase bone mass.
It is a two-fer.
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