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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2003 Jul;31(3):117-22.

Bone health across the lifespan--exercising our options.

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Griffith University, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Queensland, Australia. b.beck@mailbox.gu.edu.au

Abstract

Exercise is frequently extolled as an osteoporosis treatment. In reality, the use of exercise as an osteoporosis intervention lies more in its ability to: 1) maximize peak bone mass attained in youth; 2) maintain bone mass or reduce age-related bone loss; and 3) preserve muscle strength and postural stability to reduce the risk of falling and fracturing in the later years.

PMID:
12882476
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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