Linking Skeletons, Loading & Fractures…

Did you know that your skeleton adapts to changes in mechanical loading, altering its mass and structure to modify bone strength?

Also, bone mineral density is positively related to body mass index (BMI), and alterations in body weight are accompanied by changes in bone mass that reflect the new loading environment.

Low BMI is a well recognised risk factor for fracture, but obesity also increases the risk of fracture at some sites.

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