Weight loss and bone mineral density

Academic Article


  • PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite evidence that energy deficit produces multiple physiological and metabolic benefits, clinicians are often reluctant to prescribe weight loss in older individuals or those with low bone mineral density (BMD), fearing BMD will be decreased. Confusion exists concerning the effects that weight loss has on bone health.
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    Author List

  • Hunter GR; Plaisance EP; Fisher G
  • Start Page

  • 358
  • End Page

  • 362
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 5