Calorie Fulfillment Important For Bone Health When Exercising

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Exercise and strict control on the calorie intake is often recommended if you are looking to build a better body with weight loss. However, that might not be the best for your bones. Research suggests that calorie restriction and exercise together could make your bones weaker.

The animal study conducted on mice was conducted by a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is due to be published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. It aimed to answer if in cases of calorie restrictions, exercise might be harmful to bone health, while also trying to understand the response of the marrow adipose tissue to these conditions.

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Findings of the study clearly suggest that exercising can hurt your bones if your body is experiencing calorie deficiency. Interestingly, in these two situations, marrow adipose tissue was also found to be decreasing.

While it might seem like a good idea to restrict your diet and add strenuous physical activity to your routine, it might end up weakening you from within. Exercise needs to be supplemented with appropriate nutrition.

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Prachee is a content writer for Organic Facts and is responsible for writing on the latest wellness trends. A former Journalism & Media teacher, she prides herself on being able to seamlessly dabble between health, science, and technology. She has completed her Masters in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, India as well as an online course on “Introduction to Food and Health” from Stanford University, US. Prachee fancies herself to be a poet and a cook when the rare lightning of inspiration strikes.

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