Obesity, X-ray

Obesity, X-ray

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Caption: X-ray of the right lower leg and foot (side view) of an obese 23 year-old woman, who weighs 175 kilograms. This is part of a study on the effects of obesity on bone density and joint health. Obesity is known to increase pressure on joints, leading to premature joint erosion and arthritis. However, some controversy remains over whether obesity is beneficial or detrimental to bone density. Here, the tibia, fibula (lower leg bones) and bones of the foot are visible.

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