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High-intensity exercise to prevent fractures — risk or gain?

Nature Reviews Endocrinology volume 14, pages 68 (2018) | Download Citation

Although the favourable effects of high-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) on bone strength have been demonstrated, it is generally considered unsuitable for older adults. A recent study reports that 8 months of HiRIT was efficacious and induced no adverse effects in older postmenopausal women with, or at risk of, osteoporosis.

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  1. Institute of Medical Physics, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Henkestrasse 91, 91052 Erlangen, Germany.

    • Wolfgang Kemmler
    •  & Simon von Stengel


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