The role of lean body mass and physical activity in bone health in children

  title={The role of lean body mass and physical activity in bone health in children},
  author={F{\'a}tima Baptista and Carlos Barrigas and Filomena Vieira and Helena Santa-Clara and Pedro Mil Homens and Isabel Janu{\'a}rio Fragoso and Pedro J Teixeira and Lu{\'i}s B Sardinha},
  journal={Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism},
In the context of physical education curricula, markers of physical fitness (e.g., aerobic capacity, muscular strength, flexibility, and body mass index or body fat) are usually evaluated in reference to health standards. Despite their possible mediating role in the relationship between weight-bearing or muscle forces and features of bone tissue, these attributes of fitness may not be the most relevant to predict skeletal health. It is therefore important to analyze the relative contribution of… CONTINUE READING
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