Exercise during growth and bone mineral density and fractures in old age

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Abstract

If exercise is to be recommended during growth, benefits in bone mineral density (BMD) must be maintained in old age and shown to prevent fractures. Our cross-sectional study of soccer players suggests that a high BMD is no longer recorded after retirement and fracture frequency is no less than predicted in old age.

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  • Skåne University Hospital
  • University of Melbourne
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Orthopedics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-470
JournalThe Lancet
Volume355
Issue number9202
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes