FDN Study: Obesity in children may hurt bone growth

February 2nd, 2016 Contact: Joseph Kindler  |  706-542-4918  | More about Joseph

Studies have shown that obese children tend to have more muscle, but recent UGA research on the muscle and bone relationship shows that excess body fat may compromise other functions in their bodies, such as bone growth. Lead author Joseph Kindler studied how muscle can influence different characteristics of bone geometry and strength in children. The literature review was published in the journal Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity.

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