Obesity and fracture risk
Other literature type, Article
- Publisher: CIC Edizioni Internazionali
BMI; abdominal fat; body composition; fracture; obesity | Mini-Review
Obesity and osteoporosis are two common diseases with an increasing prevalence and a high impact on morbidity and mortality. Obese women have always been considered protected against osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. However, several recent studies have challenged the widespread belief that obesity is protective against fracture and have suggested that obesity is a risk factor for certain fractures.