Bone loss or osteoporosis is not only experienced by women were thin, but also by the fat. Fat at the top that looks like apple osteoporosis are more susceptible than the fat in the hips which is shaped like a pear.
This fact was revealed in a study at Massachusetts General Hospital, conducted by Dr. Miriam Bredella from Harvard Medical School. The study involved 50 women who entered the pre-menopause and have a body mass index average of 30.
In addition to observing the distribution of mineral and body fat, Dr. Miriam also compare it with the body of participants. Fat distribution is centered at the top of the body gives shape like an apple, while the distribution of fat on the bottom, especially the hips to give shape like a pear.
The results showed that female body shape like an apple has a low mineral density, especially calcium in the bones. This condition is a risk factor that determines a person more prone to bone loss or osteoporosis.
Although both obese, women who have a body shape like a pear tends to not have a problem with mineral density. This means a lower risk of osteoporosis in women who have hips and butt is bigger than his upper body.
The real difference not just in body shape, but on the distribution of body fat. Fat in the hips and buttocks in women bodied pear buried under the skin or subcutaneous layer while the female-bodied apples have more visceral fat or fatty tissue in the abdominal cavity.
“These results show that abdominal fat is more harmful for bone health than the superficial fat in the hips and buttocks,” said Dr. Miriam.
Reports results of these studies have been presented in the annual meeting of Radiological Society of North America in Chicago recently.
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