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Belly fat linked to osteoporosis in women

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December 1, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Too much belly fat may be bad for women's bone health, according to a new study.Researchers found that excessive fat at the waistline can cause lower bone density and put women more at risk for osteoporosis, among a host of other weight-related diseases.

This contradicts previous research that seemed to indicate that excess body fat protected against bone loss and osteoporosis.