Journal article

Regional specificity of exercise and calcium during skeletal growth in girls: A randomized controlled trial

S Iuliano-Burns, L Saxon, G Naughton, K Gibbons, SL Bass

JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH | AMER SOC BONE & MINERAL RES | Published : 2003

Abstract

Combining exercise with calcium supplementation may produce additive or multiplicative effects at loaded sites; thus, we conducted a single blind, prospective, randomized controlled study in pre- and early-pubertal girls to test the following hypotheses. (1) At the loaded sites, exercise and calcium will produce greater benefits than exercise or calcium alone. (2) At non-loaded sites, exercise will have no benefit, whereas calcium with or without exercise will increase bone mass over that in exercise alone or no intervention. Sixty-six girls aged 8.8 +/- 0.1 years were randomly assigned to one of four study groups: moderate-impact exercise with or without calcium or low-impact exercise with ..

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