Impact Of Exercise On Bone Mineral Density, Fall Prevention, And Vertebral Fragility Fractures In Postmenopausal Osteoporotic Women

Publication

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience

Date Published

April 2020

Author

M. Hoke, N.B. Omar, J.W. Amburgy, D.M. Self , A. Schnell, S. Morgan, Emerson A. Larios, M.R. Chambers

Summary

Osteoporosis is the most prevalent bone disease worldwide and predisposes affected individuals to fragility fractures. Exercise has been shown to have multiple health benefits in post-menopausal osteoporotic women. Current literature suggests that only resistance type exercises have a convincing impact on Bone Mineral Density.  Exercise should be included in any multi-modality osteoporosis treatment plan with the goal of sustained exercise throughout life. 

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