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Is bone mineral density advantage maintained long-term in previous weight lifters?

Karlsson, Magnus LU ; Johnell, Olof LU and Obrant, Karl LU (1995) In Calcified Tissue International 57(5). p.325-328
Abstract
This cross-sectional study was done in order to ascertain whether there is a lifelong beneficial effect on bone mineral density (BMD) of early, long-lasting, and intense physical exercise. Forty-eight male ex-weight lifters, mean age 64 years (range 50-79) participated. They had followed a training program of an average of 10 hours/week (range 4-20) for an average of 13 years (range 1-34). They had all retired from competitive sport an average of 30 years (range 7-50) ago. Sixty-six age-matched volunteers served as controls. The bone mineral density (BMD, areal density, g/cm2) in the total body, spine, and hips and the fat content and lean body mass were measured with the LUNAR DPX bone mass scanner. In ex-weight lifters 50-64 years of... (More)
This cross-sectional study was done in order to ascertain whether there is a lifelong beneficial effect on bone mineral density (BMD) of early, long-lasting, and intense physical exercise. Forty-eight male ex-weight lifters, mean age 64 years (range 50-79) participated. They had followed a training program of an average of 10 hours/week (range 4-20) for an average of 13 years (range 1-34). They had all retired from competitive sport an average of 30 years (range 7-50) ago. Sixty-six age-matched volunteers served as controls. The bone mineral density (BMD, areal density, g/cm2) in the total body, spine, and hips and the fat content and lean body mass were measured with the LUNAR DPX bone mass scanner. In ex-weight lifters 50-64 years of age, the BMD was greater than in controls. After 65 years, no difference was found between the former weight lifters and their controls. (Less)
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Duarenergy X-ray absorptiometry, Bone mass measurements, Bone mineral density, Weight lifting, physical activity
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Calcified Tissue International
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57
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5
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325 - 328
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Springer
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1432-0827
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10.1007/BF00302066
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  author       = {Karlsson, Magnus and Johnell, Olof and Obrant, Karl},
  issn         = {1432-0827},
  keyword      = {Duarenergy X-ray absorptiometry,Bone mass measurements,Bone mineral density,Weight lifting,physical activity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {325--328},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Calcified Tissue International},
  title        = {Is bone mineral density advantage maintained long-term in previous weight lifters?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00302066},
  volume       = {57},
  year         = {1995},
}