Navigation Links
Fit Kids May Dodge Fractures in Old Age

SATURDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active children may be at lower risk for fractures when they grow older, according to a new study from Sweden. The findings add to evidence that regular daily exercise can improve children's health now and in the future, the researchers said.

"Exercise interventions in childhood may be associated with lower fracture risks as people age, due to the increase in peak bone mass that occurs in growing children who perform regular physical activity," the study's lead author, Dr. Bjorn Rosengren, of Skane University Hospital in Malmo, said in a news release.

The study involved more than 2,300 children living in Sweden ranging in age from 7 to 9 years old. The researchers assigned 362 girls and 446 boys to receive 40 minutes of daily physical education at school. Meanwhile, about 800 girls and 800 boys in a control group received the standard 60 minutes of physical education per week.

The study's authors followed the children and monitored their skeletal development, recording any incidents involving broken bones. Over the course of the study, they found that a similar percentage of children had fractures in each group.

But the study also showed the boys and girls in the daily exercise group had greater bone mineral density than the children in the control group.

Meanwhile, the researchers compared the rates of fractures and bone density loss of about 700 former male athletes who were an average of 69 years old with those of nearly 1,400 non-athletes who were an average of 70. They found that bone mineral density among the former athletes dropped only minimally compared to the control group.

"Increased activity in the younger ages helped induce higher bone mass and improve skeletal size in girls without increasing the fracture risk," Rosengren said. "Our study highlights yet another reason why kids need to get regular daily exercise to improve their health both now and in the future."

The study's findings were scheduled for Saturday presentation in Chicago by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Data and conclusions presented at meetings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases provides more information on how to prevent future fractures.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, news release, March 23, 2013

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Multiple Skechers Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Five Consumers Who Suffered Serious Ankle Fractures Allegedly Due to Wearing Shape-Ups, by Wright & Schulte LLC
2. Multiple Skechers Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Consumers Who Suffered Serious Stress Fractures Allegedly Due to Wearing Shape-Ups, by Wright & Schulte
3. Illuminating fractures: X-ray imaging sheds new light on bone damage
4. Skechers Stress Fracture Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Six Consumers Who Suffered Stress Fractures While Wearing Skechers Shape-Ups, Wright & Schulte LLC Reports
5. Skechers Lawsuit Has Been Filed by Wright & Schulte on Behalf of a Pennsylvania Woman Who Allegedly Sustained Multiple Arm Fractures Allegedly Due to Shape-Ups’ Defective
6. Regenerative medicine: Clinical trials launched for the treatment of delayed union fractures
7. Fractures Take High Toll on High School Athletes
8. Method for assessing hand bone density may prevent hip fractures
9. Steroid injection linked to increased risk of bone fractures
10. New gene offers hope for preventive medicine against fractures
11. Higher Doses of Vitamin D Prevent Fractures in Older Women
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Fit Kids May Dodge Fractures in Old Age
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect ... videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels ... , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the ... several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency ... its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. Ogunleye ... M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. Ogunleye ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits ... terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps ... slow progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PASADENA, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. ... he would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, ... table, he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 VolitionRx ... of Dr. Edward Futcher to the ... effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was also appointed ... Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member of the ... and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in connection with ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys ... blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the patient ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ITASCA, Ill. , June 23, 2016  In a startling ... states are failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan ... , a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the ... rating to only four states – Kentucky , ... and Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: