Muscular development and physical activity as major determinants of femoral bone mass acquisition during growth.

@article{VicenteRodrguez2005MuscularDA,
  title={Muscular development and physical activity as major determinants of femoral bone mass acquisition during growth.},
  author={Germ{\'a}n Vicente-Rodr{\'i}guez and Ignacio Ara and Jorge Perez-Gomez and Cecilia Dorado and Jos{\'e} A L Calbet},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={611-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate to what extent bone mass accrual is determined by physical activity and changes in lean, fat, and total body mass during growth. METHODS Twenty six physically active and 16 age matched control boys were followed up for three years. All subjects were prepubertal at the start of the survey (mean (SEM) age 9.4 (0.3) years). The weekly physical activity of the active boys included compulsory physical education sessions (80-90 minutes a week), three hours a week of… CONTINUE READING