Weight-bearing exercise and bone mineral accrual in children and adolescents: a review of controlled trials.

@article{Hind2007WeightbearingEA,
  title={Weight-bearing exercise and bone mineral accrual in children and adolescents: a review of controlled trials.},
  author={Karen Hind and Melonie Burrows},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={14-27}
}
INTRODUCTION Osteoporosis is a serious skeletal disease and as there is currently no cure, there is a large emphasis on its prevention, including the optimisation of peak bone mass. There is increasing evidence that regular weight-bearing exercise is an effective strategy for enhancing bone status during growth. This systematic review evaluates randomised and non-randomised controlled trials to date, on the effects of exercise on bone mineral accrual in children and adolescents. METHODS An… CONTINUE READING
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