Want to burn bone fat and make them strong? Start exercising daily!

A new study has found that exercising helps to burn the bone fat and also improves the bone quality in a matter of weeks.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: May 19, 2017, 17:42 PM IST
Want to burn bone fat and make them strong? Start exercising daily!
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New York: If you want to burn the fat found within bone marrow and make them strong, then start exercising regualarly.

A new study has found that exercising helps to burn the bone fat and also improves the bone quality in a matter of weeks.

The finding also suggests that obese people who often have worse bone quality may derive even greater bone health benefits from exercising than their lean counterparts.

Lead author Maya Styner, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the US said, "One of the main clinical implications of this research is that exercise is not just good but amazing for bone health."

Styner said,"In just a very short period of time, we saw that running was building bone significantly in mice."

Although research in mice is not directly translatable to the human condition, the kinds of stem cells that produce bone and fat in mice are the same kind that produce bone and fat in humans.

In addition to its implications for obesity and bone health, Styner said the research also could help illuminate some of the factors behind bone degradation associated with conditions like diabetes, arthritis, anorexia, and the use of steroid medications.

The research shows it is possible to use exercise to reverse some of the effects on bones.

Styner said,"With obesity, it seems that you get even more bone formation from exercise. Our studies of bone biomechanics show that the quality and the strength of the bone is significantly increased with exercise and even more so in the obese exercisers."

The findings was published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

(With IANS inputs)