Moderate energy restriction increases bone resorption in obese postmenopausal women.

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BACKGROUND Weight reduction reduces bone mineral density (BMD) and increases the risk of osteoporosis. OBJECTIVE We investigated whether bone is mobilized in postmenopausal women during energy restriction and whether hormones regulate bone turnover and mass. DESIGN Twenty-seven obese postmenopausal women with a mean (+/-SD) age of 55.9 +/- 7.9 y and… (More)

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