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Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2001 Jan;80(1):65-77.

Resistance training and bone mineral density in women: a meta-analysis of controlled trials.

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Graduate Program in Clinical Investigation, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts 02114-4719, USA.


The purpose of this study was to use meta-analysis to examine the effects of resistance training on bone mineral density at the femur, lumbar spine, and radius in pre- and postmenopausal women. Resistance training had a positive effect on bone mineral density at the lumbar spine of all women and at the femur and radius sites for postmenopausal women. It was concluded that resistance training has a positive effect on bone mineral density in women.

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