[Physical exercise and bone development in chronically ill children].

  title={[Physical exercise and bone development in chronically ill children].},
  author={Nathalie Farpour-Lambert and Laetitia Keller-Marchand and Ren{\'e} R Rizzoli and Val{\'e}rie M. Schwitzgebel and J C Dubuis and Didier B. Hans and Michael F Hofer and Susanne Suter},
  journal={Revue medicale de la Suisse romande},
  volume={124 2},
Children with chronic diseases are at increased risk of sub-optimal bone mineral acquisition and osteoporosis, especially those who have a growth and pubertal delay, reduced physical activity, inadequate nutrition, malabsorption or take medications which may influence bone development. Weight-bearing physical activity has a beneficial effect on bone development of healthy children but little is known in children with chronic diseases. Preliminary results of our cross-sectional study in children… CONTINUE READING