That's Mr. BoneHead to You!

  5385315-x-ray-of-a-male-skeleton-with-his-brain-displayed-isolated-on-a-black-backgroundWhat would you say if I told you that your bones can affect your liver, testes,  fat stores, pancreas and your brain?  Well, it does in mice thanks to a 49 amino acid protein called osteocalcin.

Gerard Karsenty has been studying osteocalcin for decades now and recently published a paper showing how bone plays a direct role in memory and mood. It seems that while being a protein, osteocalcin acts as a hormone and a "messenger, sent by bone to regulate crucial processes all over the body."

The question I'm  left with: Is there a connection between osteocalcin and glia? Send your theories here. And do some resistance exercises.

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