Peripubertal Moderate Exercise Increases Bone Mass in Boys but Not in Girls: A Population-Based Intervention Study

@article{Sundberg2001PeripubertalME,
  title={Peripubertal Moderate Exercise Increases Bone Mass in Boys but Not in Girls: A Population-Based Intervention Study},
  author={Martin Sundberg and P. Ga¨rdsell and Olof Johnell and Magnus K. Karlsson and Ewald Ornstein and Bengt Sandstedt and Ingemar Sernbo},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2001},
  volume={12},
  pages={230-238}
}
On the basis of cross-sectional studies in elite athletes and longitudinal studies, physical activity in growing children has been suggested to enhance bone mineral acquisition and prevent osteoporosis later in life. The level of exercise in most of these studies is not applicable in a population on a day-to-day basis. The aim of this study was to determine whether moderate increased exercise within the school curriculum from age 12 to 16 years would have anabolic bone effects. In a population… CONTINUE READING
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