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Moderate Physical Activity and Bone Density among Perimenopausal Women

Citation

Zhang, Jun; Feldblum, Paul J.; & Fortney, Judith A. (1992). Moderate Physical Activity and Bone Density among Perimenopausal Women. American Journal of Public Health, 82(5), 736-8. PMCID: PMC1694153

Abstract

We examined the association between physical activity and bone mineral density (BMD) among 352 perimenopausal women. A personal activity computer was used to estimate the daily energy expenditure on physical activity. BMD was measured by photon absorptiometry at the lumbar spine, midradius, and distal radius. Multiple linear regression, controlling for other factors, indicated that physical activity was positively and significantly associated with BMD at all sites. Moderate physical activity has beneficial effects on BMD among perimenopausal women.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/ajph.82.5.736

Notes

ProCite field[28]: PMC1694153

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Public Health

Author(s)

Zhang, Jun
Feldblum, Paul J.
Fortney, Judith A.

Year Published

1992

Volume Number

82

Issue Number

5

Pages

736-8

PMCID

PMC1694153

Reference ID

68