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Weight loss during menopause linked to osteoporosis

Researchers conducting a long term study at the University of Pittsburgh have said that women who experience weight loss during the menopause appear to be at a greater risk of bone loss at the hip.

They also say that women who are using HRT also seem to run some sort of risk as well – albeit not as strong and that the rate of bone loss was much slower if they also lost weight.

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However, the researchers were keen to point out that this should not discourage women from aiming to lose weight if they need to for other health reasons.

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Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational coach and founder of the Hysterectomy Association. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in the adoption and engagement of digital technologies. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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