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Greater vertebral bone mineral mass in exercising young men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3751026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peak bone mass at skeletal maturity may be an important factor in the relative quantity of skeletal mass in old age. We have studied bone mineral in 46 young men, 28 of whom engage in regular and vigorous exercise programs. Spinal trabecular bone mineral density and spinal integral bone mineral content are significantly greater in the exercise group as compared with the 18 control subjects. Of the exercise group, subjects participating in both aerobic and weight-bearing regimens have the greatest spinal bone mineral mass, followed by those engaging in strictly weight-bearing exercise and those in a primarily aerobic program. An analysis of variance across all subject groups, including the control group, shows a significant difference in spinal trabecular bone density based on the type of physical activity.
J E Block; H K Genant; D Black
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Western journal of medicine     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0093-0415     ISO Abbreviation:  West. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1986 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-30     Completed Date:  1986-09-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410504     Medline TA:  West J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-42     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Minerals / metabolism*
Physical Exertion*
Spine / anatomy & histology,  metabolism*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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