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To Curb Bone Loss, a Certain Amount of Exercise Is Needed

(Wall Street Journal) Older women at risk of osteoporosis should participate in high-impact exercise, including weight training, at least twice a week to maintain bone density as they age, says a study… Exercise appeared to lose its effectiveness below two sessions a week, the study found…
In regular exercisers, bone density decreased by 1.5% in the spine and 5.7% in the hip over 16 years. Among controls, bone density in the spine and hips declined by 5.8% and 9.7%, respectively.
Caveat: The study was relatively small and didn’t include men at risk of osteoporosis.
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