Accession Number : ADA328885

Title :   Collaborative Research and Support of Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center Defense Women's Health Research Program Projects. Subtitle: The Effect of Region-Specific Resistance Exercises on Bone Mass in Premenopausal Military Women (Protocol #8).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 95-30 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : FACILITATORS OF APPLIED CLINICAL TRIALS SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Mulligan, Hugh L. ; McDermott, Michael T.

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Report Date : 30 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The attainment of peak bone mass during the premenopausal years is critical in preventing osteoporosis later in life. The purpose of this study was to determine if peak bone mass can be improved after age 20, the age near which peak bone mass is usually reached, and to compare the effects of region specific resistance exercise with aerobic exercise. Forty three volunteers completed six months of the protocol. Thirty individuals completed twelve months with fifteen in each group. Bone density was shown to significantly increase in the spine, femoral neck and radius by 12 months in both groups. The resistance exercise group had significantly higher densities at the femoral neck and mid-radius at 12 months.

Descriptors :   *PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, *BONES, *EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), *OSTEOPOROSIS, CALCIUM, ARMY PERSONNEL, HEALTH, MASS, VOLUNTEERS, ARMY FACILITIES, WOMEN, SPINAL COLUMN, MENSTRUATION.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE