Exercise and oral contraceptive use suppress the normal age-related increase in bone mass and strength of the femoral neck in women 18-31 years of age.

@article{Burr2000ExerciseAO,
  title={Exercise and oral contraceptive use suppress the normal age-related increase in bone mass and strength of the femoral neck in women 18-31 years of age.},
  author={David B. Burr and Tomoaki Yoshikawa and Dorothy Teegarden and Roseann M. Lyle and George P. McCabe and Linda Doyle McCabe and Connie Weaver},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={855-63}
}
Women who exercise during their second and third decades may increase their peak bone mass and lower their eventual risk for postmenopausal fracture. However, the effects of exercise in younger women can be modulated by the use of oral contraceptives, which may prevent the normal accretion of bone mass that would otherwise occur. We hypothesized that exercise intervention in young adult women would significantly increase both bone mass and the bending rigidity of the femoral neck. We further… CONTINUE READING