Tai chi for osteoporosis: a systematic review

  title={Tai chi for osteoporosis: a systematic review},
  author={Mary S. Lee and Max H. Pittler and B.-C. Shin and Edzard Edzard Ernst},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
Tai chi may have beneficial effects with respect to balance, falls and non-vertebral fractures. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate evidence from controlled clinical trials testing the effectiveness of tai chi for osteoporosis. Systematic searches were conducted on 20 electronic databases. The outcome measures considered for inclusion were changes in bone parameters. Five randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and two controlled clinical trials (CCT) met all inclusion criteria. In… CONTINUE READING
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