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Osteoporosis and Exercise in Postmenopausal Women
M Aala, HR Aghaei Meybodi, M Peymani, B Larijani
, emrc@sina.tums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Osteoporosis is one of the most common metabolic bone diseases. Half of all women over the age of 50 years suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Treatment regimen consists of both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapy. One most effective nonpharmacologic therapy is continuous and suitable exercise. Materials and Methods: The aim of this review is to assess the effects of exercise on Bone Mass Density (BMD). The results of related clinical trials suggest that all exercises do not have positive effects on BMD and the type, severity and duration of exercise are important factors in increasing BMD. Results: It seems that a combination of weight bearing and resistance exercises, as a specific and continuous program has an effect on increasing BMD. Some clinical trials showed that strength exercise is also effective. Concussion: Since osteoporosis more commonly affects postmenopausal women, an organized exercise program including aerobic and light exercise is effective in increasing BMD. Considering the positive effects of exercise, regular exercise programs are in these women are recommended.
Keywords: Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal women, Exercise
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Type of Study: Original |
Received: 2009/08/19 | Published: 2010/03/15

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