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Study: Hip bones add inches to waistline

A new study found hip bones keep growing as we age, contributing to extra inches around the waistline.

May 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
If you're convinced you're growing wider, your diet may not be to blame.

A new study found hip bones keep growing as we age, contributing to extra inches around the waistline. A look at CT scans found that the pelvis continues to grow even after the skeleton reaches maturity at around 20 years old.

One extra inch in bones could amount to three extra inches on the waistline. The study is in the Journal of Orthopedic Research.


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