Osteosarcopenic obesity is associated with bone and muscle density loss with obese patients. This study looks at how obese patients often have an increased risk of broken bones and similar problems. In the past, researchers have believed that the heavier a person was, the stronger their bones were. However, now they are looking at bone tissue and taking both fat tissue and muscle mass into account.
According to Jasminka Illich-Ernst, a Hazel Stiebling Professor of Nutrition at Florida State University, many factors impact bones in the body. This first developed in a logical way to look at the body together and not to focus on just one area.
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The researchers of the study evaluated 200 women who all had participated in past studied regarding fat tissue, muscle mass and bone density. Nearly one-third of all patients had 30% fat tissue as well as declining muscle mass and bone density.
The study’s researchers believe this would be a major problem for older women as they cannot perform well. They also cannot walk fast, walk stairs well, stand up or sit down multiple times without feeling pain. According to the researchers, when people gain weight they lose bone density and muscle mass, and excessive weight gain can cause major problems leading to increased risk of falling or breaking a bone.
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This study hopes to remain individuals to consider the overall damage was done to their body if they are overweight and to encourage them to lose weight to relieve pressure from the bones and lower their risk of breakages. While it is common for these things to happen with old age, excessive body fat can make muscle and bone problems worse for aging women. They hope that this study helps to demonstrate the damage that can be done to the body when it has too much weight and why losing weight not only for overall health but for muscle and bones issues, is so important.