Role of exercise in osteoporosis prevention - Current concepts

Mozaffer Rahim Hingorjo, Sadiqa Syed, Masood A. Qureshi

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Abstract

Osteoporosis is a metabolic disorder of the bones due to loss of both bone mineral and bone matrix in equal proportions resulting in a bone that is weak and unable to support the body. This becomes a problem in the elderly who are then at risk of frequent fractures increasing the morbidity and mortality. Measures taken early in life in the form of calcium and exercise go far in preventing the development of this disorder. The primary purpose of this narrative review is to evaluate the current literature and to provide insight into the role of exercise relating to osteoporosis. Emphasis is given to the importance of the specific types of exercises needed to increase bone strength and muscle power, keeping in view the age and general physical condition of the person.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume58
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008

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Osteoporosis
Exercise
Bone and Bones
Bone Matrix
Muscle Strength
Minerals
Calcium
Morbidity
Mortality

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Hingorjo, Mozaffer Rahim ; Syed, Sadiqa ; Qureshi, Masood A. / Role of exercise in osteoporosis prevention - Current concepts. In: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 2008 ; Vol. 58, No. 2. pp. 78-81.
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In: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, Vol. 58, No. 2, 01.02.2008, p. 78-81.

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