SAFEHIP newsletter, Mar 2019

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Could a minute of exercise a day prevent osteoporosis?

New study relating to hip fracture prevention

According to WHO diagnostic criteria, approximately 22 million women and 5.5 million men between 50-84 years of age are estimated to have osteoporosis in the EU. In USA, 44 million people suffer from either osteoporosis or low bone mass[1]. It is a serious condition that has a huge impact on the lives of the people suffering from it. Therefore any new initiative that can contribute to either prevent the condition or minimize the impact of it is of great importance.

Many actions can be taken to preserve bone health and prevent low bone density. Amongst them are sufficient intake of Calcium, exposure to sun light and resistance and weight bearing exercise.

The contribution of physical activity to bone health is however poorly understood compared to other modifiable lifestyle risk factors such as diet, alcohol and smoking.

That is why a team of scientists and researchers at Exeter and Leicester University, Great Britain, has investigated the impact of physical activity on bone health and published the results last year.

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