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Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity
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The Impact of Body Weight for Bone Mineral Density: A One Year Longitudinal Study in a Young Woman who changed her Lifestyle

Emer Han CG Kemper*
Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Corresponding Author : Emer Han CG Kemper
EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research
VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7
1081 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: +31 356920710
E-mail: [email protected]
Received January 24, 2014; Accepted January 26, 2014; Published January 31, 2014
Citation: Kemper EHCG (2014) The Impact of Body Weight for Bone Mineral Density: A One Year Longitudinal Study in a Young Woman who changed her Lifestyle. J Osteopor Phys Act 2:112. doi: 10.4172/2329-9509.1000112
Copyright: © 2014 Kemper EHCG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

A young woman showed a significant decrease in lumbar bone mass after one year of endurance running. She succeeded in running the Boston marathon. In spite of her lifestyle, that was supposed to be beneficial with a high calcium intake (1000 mg/day) and high weight bearing physical activities (7000 MET’s/week), she was not able to maintain lumbar bone mineral density (15% decrease). Reasons can be the concomitant 16% decrease in body weight. It is assumed that the weight bearing effect of her lower body weight during the day is an important factor for maintain the bone mineral density in her lumbar spine.

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