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Extra Weight May Help Bones

It seems counterintuitive, but excess weight—which is bad for your health in many ways—may actually make bones stronger, though research has been conflicting.

Just as exercise and moving muscle can build stronger bones, your body may respond to extra weight by laying down more bone minerals to support that weight.

There's one problem—if you gain weight in your belly, this actually boosts your bone-thinning risk. Read on.

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