ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
Quit Smoking the Holistic Way
Acupuncture May Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Safe Toys for Dogs
BONES & JOINTS
Vitamin K Doesn't Slow Bone Loss
Gene Plays Key Role in Clubfoot
Scientists Discover How Osteoarthritis Destroys Cartilage
CANCER
Quitting Smoking Doubles Survival in Early Stage Lung Cancer
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer
CAREGIVING
When the Caregiver Becomes the Patient
Baby's Sleep Position May Not Affect Severity of Head Flattening
Exercise During Pregnancy May Help Baby
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
COSMETIC
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Health Tip: After Liposuction
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk
Gummy Bears Join Cavity Fight
Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
DIABETES
Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics
Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk
DIET, NUTRITION
HELP TO LOSE WEIGHT ON A LOW CAL BUDGET
Compound in Berries May Lessen Sun Damage
DASH Diet Has Extra Benefits for Women's Health
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer
Arsenic in Drinking Water Raises Diabetes Risk
Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
EYE CARE, VISION
Hybrid Cars Pose Risk to Blind, Visually Impaired
Gene-Transfer Proves Safe for Vision Problem
'Blind' Man Navigates Obstacle Course Without Error
FITNESS
Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Good Warm-Ups Could Halve Sports Injuries
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
GENERAL HEALTH
New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
The Brain Comes Alive With the Sounds of Music
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease
Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Quick Orthopedic Repair Can Save Young Shoulders
Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk
Don't Leave Your Kids In The Car !
MEN'S HEALTH
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
MENTAL HEALTH
Using the Mind to Heal the Heart
Breast-Fed Baby May Mean Better Behaved Child
Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
SENIORS
High-Impact Activity May Be Good for Old Bones
Martial Arts Training May Save Seniors' Hips
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Add your Article

Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis

TUESDAY, Dec. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Doing weight-bearing exercise during adolescence may help women maintain their bone strength in old age, a new study says.

Published online Dec. 22 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the Japanese study drew its conclusions by looking at the teenage exercise habits of 46 postmenopausal women, now aged 52 or older.

Those who had participated in low-impact, weight-bearing exercise, such as swimming, while younger had significantly greater bone mineral content in both the spine and the thigh bone. The other women in the study had either played more high-impact sports in their youth that involved running or jumping, such as volleyball or tennis, or no sports at all.

Those in the weight-bearing group also had larger outer femoral bone area, which would help protect them more from fracture during pressure from movements, such as bending.

As none of the women with the strongest bones were taking part in any weight-bearing exercise programs at the time of the bone density study, the Suzuka University of Medical Science authors suggest their exercising in their youth helped them more than 40 years later.

More information

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has more about preventing osteoporosis.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: British Journal of Sports Medicine, news release, Dec. 22, 2008

Last Updated: Dec. 23, 2008

Copyright 2008 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

More articles at www.eholistic.com