It is generally well excepted that when you diet you lose bone as well as fat, muscle and water in the short term. What is of some concern is that a yo-yo dieter is likely to have less dense bones suggesting that while they put back on fat and water, the same cannot be said for their bones. This can lead to the development of osteopenia and osteoporosis. 

But its not all bad news.

A study by Villareal et al. 2006 found that if you diet in conjunction with exercise you do not get the same noticeable reductions in bone density. So what type of exercise is best for preserving bones?

Weight training is the answer - so get lifting.


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