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Can a persistent calorie surplus combined with exercise affect bone mass?

Say I ate high calorie diet for a long time. I also exercise sparingly while combining the extra calories. The goal isn't the muscle but the bone -- I want my overall bone mass to increase. I have a ...
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Does bone smash or smash bone theory work? [closed]

Bone smash theory is the theory that damaging bones increases bone mass over time. For example, one can moderately strike parts of their bones with blunt objects/weapons like a hammer or etc. to ...
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Can bigonial or bicondylar breadth be increased from masseter hypertrophy/use?

Chewing/clenching the jaw makes the jaw muscles (masseter) stronger, correct? Basically, yeah? So if a muscle becomes bigger and stronger, it pulls on bone. The masseter is inserted from under the ...
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Can the mandible in humans be rotated without surgery?

Can things like mewing, chewing or face pulling affect the angle of the mandible in humans? By "angle" I mean the precise angle between the gonion of the ramus down the mandibular body to the chin -- ...
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Why is cartilage replaced by bones in an vertebrae adult?

Why is cartilage present in a vertebrate embryo replaced by bones in an vertebrate adult even though cartilage can also provide me the structural framework like as in Chondrichythes and they seem to ...
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Trying to identify the species to which this vertebrae belongs

Found vertebrae in the "graveyard of the Atlantic" (on account of the 5,000+ shipwrecks since the 1520's) off Frisco/Hatteras, North Carolina. Tried searching online but not finding any perfect ...
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In endochondral bone formation, why does only hyaline cartilage get ossified to form bone?

There are three types of cartilage: hyaline, fibro cartilage and elastic. Fibro cartilage does not have perichondrium...so it does not take part in ossification because perichondrium needs to develop ...
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Can the face bones be “compressed” or forced together? What would happen? [closed]

Say someone doesn't like that their maxilla bone is too long because the height of the maxilla affects the placement, position and angle of the mandible relatively. If one were to apply mechanical ...
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Are there any proven ways to increase the rate of bone remodeling in humans?

I'm not asking for anything specific -- just wondering if there's any data, studies, or etc. that show a possibility in increased bone resorption and turnover (bone remodeling/Wolff's Law) from ...
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Identify this vertebra

I was walking on the beach in New Jersey (U.S.), at about 40 degrees longitude, and found this bone. It's not a fish. The long process in the front is interesting. It is likely a C2 vertebra. I looked ...
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Help identifying leaf-like bone

I found two of these objects near a creek in Missouri. They feel like they are made out of bone but they do not look like any bone I have seen before. They also appear as though the could be some sort ...