• Question: what interesing things can you tell me about a heavier persons bones and a lighter persons bones

    Asked by aleezay to Amylou on 13 Jun 2012.
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      Amy Evans answered on 13 Jun 2012:

      Hi aleezay,

      Well even though you might expect them to be, they are no bigger than a lighter person’s bones, but they seem to be more ‘solid’ which should make them stronger, but I need to test this theory still. Heavier children break thier bones more often, but heavier adults break their bones less often; confusing isn’t it?!

      I think that hormones and chemicals in your blood might be very important in explaining why this might be so I have collected blood samples from my volunteers to find out why the bones are different.