Preventing osteoporosis with exercise: a review with emphasis on methodology.

@article{Block1989PreventingOW,
  title={Preventing osteoporosis with exercise: a review with emphasis on methodology.},
  author={Jon E Block and Richard S. Smith and Anne Friedlander and Harry K. Genant},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={1989},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={9-19}
}
Exercise is thought to have considerable potential as a preventive for osteoporosis. We critically examined 27 studies that address the prophylactic role of exercise in osteoporosis. The results from both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies showed that differences in bone mass were more pronounced in the axial skeleton as opposed to the peripheral compact skeleton. The 17 cross-sectional studies demonstrated greater bone mass among highly trained athletes compared with sedentary subjects… CONTINUE READING