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Does weight training increase bone density?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Frederick Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Frederick Singer
Dr. Frederick Singer
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