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When You Lose Weight Do Bones Shrink
I was told your bones could shrink when you lose weight so underneath all this "flubber" I might be a size 6. Is that true?
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
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Midencn? NotTheIssue: You are believing untruths. What problems with what bones; there are a huge number of different bone problems? Loosing wt always a function of what & how much is eaten combined with body use for function & rebuilding. Everyone looses wt if intake reduced enough, even if they are sedentary. Carbohydrates are most prone to drive ?ed body fat. Fats (of natural origin) are least likely to be stored. ...Read more
I was trying to lose weight in the gym but i have serious bones and muscles problems, so i cant do most things. What can i do now?
Wait for recovery: It is very difficult to lose weight when trying to recover from broken bones. Broken bones (fractures) require proper nutrition for healing. In addition, broken bones often limit mobility and the ability to exercise. In general, I advise my patients to maintain proper nutrition until their bones are healed which will allow them to return to exercise and dieting as necessary. ...Read more
I m 21 male wt 95 kg height 5'11"; fractured in calcaneus (heel bone) how to lose weight in this condition i should rest or use crutcher for walking?
Have multiple bone growths on right hip making constant pain, need to loose weight to reduce pain but hurt to much, were do I start?
Where do fat cells "go" when you lose weight? Are they excreted? I doubt they 'turn into' muscle cells. Do they just "shrink?" want to understand.
They shrink: The fat cells store fat. If the fat is used up, the cells shrink to a smaller size. If one overeats, there is more fat formed in the body. The fat cells take up that fat, growing bigger in the process. If the fat is again used up, the fat cells shrink in size again. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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