Effects of Two Exercise Programs on Bone Strength and Architecture
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Clinical Science R&D
July 2016 -
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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Exercise improves areal bone mineral density (aBMD) and is thought to decrease the risk of osteoporosis in older adults. Preventing osteoporosis is of major importance to Veterans since poor bone health can lead to fractures and functional disability. However, not all forms of exercise have the same effect on bone, so investigating the most effective exercises to improve bone strength is warranted. Currently, the exercises shown to influence aBMD typi...