Physical exercise as prophylaxis against involutional vertebral bone loss: a controlled trial.

1. The skeletal effects of physical training were studied in a controlled trial involving 31 healthy women (aged 50-73 years) with previous Colles' fracture of the forearm. The bone mineral content of the lumbar spine and both distal forearms was measured by dual-photon (153Gd) absorptiometry. 2. The participants were allocated to either a physical exercise… (More)