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Am J Public Health. 2001 Jul;91(7):1056-9.

Jogging and bone mineral density in men: results from NHANES III.

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  • 1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Rd, Suite 730, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA. mmussolino@cdc.gov

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This cross-sectional population-based study assessed the association of jogging with femoral bone mineral density (BMD) in men.

METHODS:

Data are from a nationally representative sample of 4254 men aged 20 to 59 years from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). Total femoral BMD was measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Jogging was self-reported.

RESULTS:

Jogging (any vs none) was strongly associated with higher BMD in multivariate models (P < .01) for both young and middle-aged men. Men who jogged 9 or more times per month had higher BMD levels than those who jogged only 1 to 8 times per month (P = .01).

CONCLUSIONS:

Jogging is associated with higher femoral neck BMD in men. Additional large-scale studies that measure all aspects of jogging are warranted.

PMID:
11441731
PMCID:
PMC1446719
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