Monday, May 10, 2010

Exercise can forestall osteoporosis

Exercise can forestall osteoporosis

The stage for osteoporosis is set well before menopause--but exercise can help rewrite the script, according to Medical College of Georgia researchers.

Declining estrogen levels have long been associated with osteoporosis, but bone density starts to decline years before these levels drop, according to Dr. Joseph Cannon, Kellet Chair in Allied Health Sciences and principal investigator of the National Institute of Aging-funded study. It's during that time that levels of follicle-stimulating hormone, released by the pituitary gland to help regulate ovarian function, actually increase.

Additionally, they found that study participants who exercised more than 180 minutes a week retained greater bone density.

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