How A High-Fat Diet, Exercise, And Diabetes Meds Can Change Your Bones' Insides, University of North Carolina Study

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In your bones, there is fat. Why? Researchers don’t know, but they have theories. How does it get there? They have theories about that, too. Is it the same sort of fat found in muscle? Not sure. Is this bone fat a bad thing? Yes. Researchers think it is. But sometimes, they say, it might not be so bad. “This is a new field,” said Maya Styner, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine. “We don’t know exactly how it’s produced or why it’s there to begin with. There are a lot of unanswered questions.”

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