Exercises that Increase Bone Mass In Men Preventing Osteoporosis

The first study in men has shown that long-term, weight-bearing exercises decrease sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth. Sclerostin is higher levels has a negative impact on bone formation. These changes promote bone formation by increasing bone density. The study was conducted by Pamela Hinton, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.

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