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Osteoporosis and exercise
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  1. J A Todd,
  2. R J Robinson
  1. Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr John Todd, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QP, UK; 
 johnatodd{at}doctors.org.uk

Abstract

Osteoporosis is a common medical problem. Lifestyle measures to prevent or help treat existing osteoporosis often only receive lip service. The evidence for the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis is reviewed.

  • osteoporosis
  • exercise
  • BMD, bone mineral density
  • Vo2 max
  • maximal oxygen uptake

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