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Resistance Training and Dietary Supplementation for Persons With Reduced Bone Mineral Density

Nguyen, Vu H MEd, CSCS, NSCA-CPT1; Loethen, Joanne MA, CSCS2; LaFontaine, Tom PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT2

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318174d6f8
COLUMNS: Special Populations
Abstract

REDUCED BONE MINERAL DENSITY MAY INCREASE A PERSON'S RISK AND SEVERITY OF FRACTURES. THE RISK AND SEVERITY OF FRACTURES CAN BE REDUCED BY INCREASING, OR AT LEAST MAINTAINING, BONE MINERAL DENSITY WITH THE COMBINATION OF RESISTANCE TRAINING AND CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTS.

Author Information

1University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri; 2Optimus: The Center for Health, Columbia, Missouri

Vu Nguyen is a Doctoral Candidate in the Health Education and Promotion program at the University of Missouri.

Joanne Loethen is a Personal Health and Fitness Mentor and Assistant Supervisor at Optimus: The Center for Health - a chronic disease prevention center.

Tom LaFontaine is Co-Director of Optimus: The Center for Health, manages a personal health consulting business, PREVENT Consulting Services, LLC, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri.

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