Physical Activity Improves Bone Health

Research at King Abdulaziz Univeristy in Saudia Arabia has found that premenopausal women who exercised more than 120 minutes per week had significantly (P<0.0001) better biomarkers for bone health than those who exercised less than 30 minutes weekly. A follow-up study also found that bone mineral density was significantly higher (P<0.0001) in the active group versus the…

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Amenorrhea Means Thinner Bones!

Amenorrhea in female atheletes is associated with less than optimal bone health. Researchers using new assessment technology have shown that amenorrheic endurance athletes have impaired bone microarchitecture compared to normal menorrheic athletes and nonatheletic controls. Also of great concern is the fact that most high-school track athletes incorrectly answered questions about bone loss and its…

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