Exercise during growth and bone mineral density and fractures in old age

Lancet. 2000 Feb 5;355(9202):469-70. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(00)82020-6.


If exercise is to be recommended during growth, benefits in bone mineral density (BMD) must be maintained in old age and shown to prevent fractures. Our cross-sectional study of soccer players suggests that a high BMD is no longer recorded after retirement and fracture frequency is no less than predicted in old age.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bone Density*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Exercise*
  • Fractures, Bone / epidemiology*
  • Fractures, Bone / prevention & control
  • Growth*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Soccer