Influence of an Estrogen Receptor on Bone Density
In a study out of Japan, researchers took a look at the influence of an estrogen receptor on bone density in response to habitual exercise in postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis is really a problem, especially in older individuals. The lifetime risk of osteoporotic fractures is estimated to be 40-50 percent for elderly women, according to the study.
Researchers used 316 healthy postmenopausal women aged 50-80 years old for the study. Importantly, none of the women had the history of metabolic bone disease or previous use of pharmaceutical agents that could affect bone turnover. The women were divided into either a habitual exercise and non-habitual exercise group.
The results were that despite no significant differences in age, height, body weight, or body mass index (BMI) between the groups, habitual exercise attenuates the reduction of bone density in the calcaneus (heel).
For more information, read the full study.
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