Physical activity intensity in adolescence and bone density

Could physical intensity and nutrition in early life prevent future fractures?

Evidence indicates that optimization of the genetic potential for bone increment in the first few decades of life may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. This optimization includes modification of lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity levels. Measured levels of bone mineral density (BMD) and bone mass content (BMC) are indicators of bone strength, and are correlated with fracture risk.


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