More Muscle Equals Stronger Bones in Children

Researchers from the University of Southampton recently investigated bone development in growing children and found that greater muscle mass is linked to healthier bones, while fat mass is not. The scientists compared muscle mass and bone density data collected as a part of the Southampton Women's Survey in more than 200 children. Measures included total fat mass, lean mass, and bone density at birth and between six and seven years by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), which is currently