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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e318236e5ee
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Physical Activity in Childhood May Be the Key to Optimizing Lifespan Skeletal Health

Gunter, Katherine B.1; Almstedt, Hawley C.2; Janz, Kathleen F.3

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Abstract

Physical activities undertaken in childhood, particularly activities, which apply large forces quickly convey optimal benefits to bone mass, size, and structure. Evidence is accumulating that benefits persist well beyond activity cessation. This review examines the potential for early childhood activity to improve bone mineralization and structure and explores childhood activity as prevention for osteoporosis in later life.

©2012 The American College of Sports Medicine

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