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Does weight training increase bone density?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi answered

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology

Absolutely: Evidence shows that exercise help build and maintain bone density at any age. Studies have seen bone density increase by doing regular resistance exercises such as lifting weights for 20mi, 2-3 times a week. This type of weight-bearing exercise appears to stimulate bone formation via bone stimulation through muscle contraction.

Answered 10/28/2013

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Somewhat: Weight training can produce a modest increase in bone density over time. Generally this is not sufficient to significantly treat osteoporosis. However maintenance of leg strength is important in preventing falls and fracture.

Answered 10/8/2018

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