What Is the Weight of Bones?

The bones that make up the human skeleton account for roughly 15% of the body’s weight. A 200-pound person’s bone weight is around 30 pounds.

Weight reduction can result in bone loss due to the direct link between body and bone weight. If a person loses weight, their initial body weight impacts their risk of bone loss. Dieting that results in a reduction in calcium intake or absorption efficiency has a significant impact on bones.

To avoid damaging bone health while losing weight, the Huffington Post encourages exposure to sunlight or other sources of vitamin D, which aids calcium absorption, as well as a reduction in caffeinated meals or beverages.

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Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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