For child bone health, brawnier is better

April 14, 2015 2:36 PM

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For child bone health, brawnier is better

The muscle-bone correlation was found to be stronger for girls than it was for boys.

Researchers at Southampton's Medical Research Council compared muscle mass and bone density data collected as a part of the Southampton Women's Survey. Measurements from 200 children -- including imaging to determine bone mineral density, shape and size of the tibia, as well as overall skeletal comp...

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