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Gingersnap
08-27-2009, 02:39 PM
Bigger butt may mean fewer hip fractures
Posted on: Wednesday, 26 August 2009, 16:47 CDT

A major decline in the proportion of Canadians suffering hip fractures may be partly due to people weighing more and having bigger buttocks, researchers say.

The additional weight provides more cushioning during falls, the researchers say in a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

It's one of the interesting hypotheses, lead author Bill Leslie told the Toronto Star. Individuals who are underweight ... don't have that padding.

Leslie, a professor of medicine at the University of Manitoba, said the decline in fractures began before the widespread availability of bone-density testing or drugs treating osteoporosis.

Since 1985, the hip-fracture rate across Canada declined about 32 percent in women and 25 percent in men, with the biggest drop from 1996-2005, the study found.

The rates dropped most among those ages 55-64.

The researchers didn't provide any corresponding figures for increases in weight or buttocks widths but did note weight problems and obesity are epidemic these days.

Better osteoporosis diagnosis, drug treatments and fall-prevention techniques also have helped reduce fractures, Leslie said. A drop in smoking, which is linked to osteoporosis, might also help explain the decline in hip fractures, he said.

The researchers stressed the study does not advocate obesity as a hip-protection strategy.

Porkers strike back!

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Lars1701a
08-27-2009, 02:40 PM
Then shannon should be able to fall from 5 story building without breaking her hip :D


Sorry couldn't resist.

Speedy
08-27-2009, 02:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF9QI18-Bpo

PoliCon
08-27-2009, 04:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=140mcWQPGcA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF9IxqtiSyw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D99n9f3vU4

JB
08-27-2009, 06:07 PM
That does explain the increase in face fractures.

PoliCon
08-28-2009, 11:16 PM
That does explain the increase in face fractures.

Sure it does. Bigger butts will result in more face fractures. You just have to look to that old Monty python song to understand . . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxVKtNkQAtw

Rockntractor
08-28-2009, 11:18 PM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/fat_man_236wfi.jpg?t=1251515873

Bubba Dawg
08-28-2009, 11:20 PM
That does explain the increase in face fractures.

In point of fact, face fractures have bottomed out. However, the number of Canadian ass-phyxiations has increased.

Rockntractor
08-28-2009, 11:30 PM
In point of fact, face fractures have bottomed out. However, the number of Canadian ass-phyxiations has increased.

Feels good to be back at the computor don't it Bubba?
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/NakedManAtComputerC0610.jpg?t=1251516545

Bubba Dawg
08-28-2009, 11:39 PM
Feels good to be back at the computor don't it Bubba?
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/NakedManAtComputerC0610.jpg?t=1251516545

Absolutely!!!:D

And my fuzzy slippers are brown.