The effects of exercise on bone. Basic concepts and implications for the prevention of fractures

Russo, Cosimo Robero (2009) The effects of exercise on bone. Basic concepts and implications for the prevention of fractures. Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 6 (3). pp. 223-228. ISSN 1971-3266

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Osteogenic dynamic loads delivered to the skeleton during exercise prevent aging-associated bone fragility. Moreover, because of its pleiotropic favourable effects on health, exercise improves quality of life, and specific types of exercise increase muscle strength, a known predictor of bone strength, and coordination and balance, and so reduce the risk of fallrelated fractures. Exercise should definitely be the mainstay of the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis; often however, physicians don’t have enough know-how for evidencebased prescription of exercise. Moreover, the lack of facilities for safe implementation of the exercise programs compound the problem. Scientific societies and health authorities should invest in patient and physicians education about exercise and in promoting facilities (Gyms) devoted to training of persons with, or at risk of, metabolic diseases (osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes), like Metagym in Florence, Italy

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exercise, muscle strength, bone strength, falls, osteoporosis, fractures, Gym, Metagym, nutrition adaptation to exercise
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 611 Anatomia; Citologia; Istologia umana > 611.7 Sistema muscoloscheletrico, tegumento
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 14:04
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 14:04

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