Exercise May Induce Reversible Low Bone Mass in Unloaded and High Bone Mass in Weight-Loaded Skeletal Regions

Exercise during growth and adolescence increases bone mineral density (BMD) in weight-loaded skeletal regions. The development of BMD in unloaded or minimally loaded regions during activity is unclear. We measured BMD in one unloaded, one partly loaded and one highly loaded skeletal region in 67 active soccer players, mean age 22.7 years (range 17–35 years… CONTINUE READING