Obese kids at greater risk of osteoporosis

Why is it crucial for children to be of ideal weight?

A new study has revealed that obese children are vulnerable to bone fractures and more likely to develop osteoporosis in old age.

Overweight children develop bigger skeletons in order to carry their extra weight, reports the Independent.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) study involving 499 healthy six-year-old children found their bigger bones have five to six percent lower bone density, because they lack enough minerals to make them strong.

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