Physical activity positively predicts bone architecture and bone strength in adolescent males and females.

@article{McKay2011PhysicalAP,
  title={Physical activity positively predicts bone architecture and bone strength in adolescent males and females.},
  author={Heather A. McKay and Danmei Liu and Deetria Egeli and Steven Boyd and Melonie Burrows},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2011},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={97-101}
}
AIMS Physical activity (PA) has positive effects on bone accrual and geometry in children during growth. However, we do not know how PA influences adaptations in bone architecture during growth. We evaluated the contribution of PA to bone density, architecture and strength in adolescents. METHODS We used HR-pQCT (XtremeCT, Scanco Medical) to assess cross-sectional moments of inertia [Imin, Imax (mm⁴)], total bone density (Tt.Dn, mg HA/cm³), total bone area (Tt.Ar, mm²), cortical bone density… CONTINUE READING