Chapter 17. Chapter 17. Growing a Healthy Skeleton: The Importance of Mechanical Loading

  1. ASBMR
  1. Gaele Ducher1,
  2. Shona Bass1 and
  3. Magnus K. Karlsson2

Published Online: 23 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470623992.ch17

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

How to Cite

ASBMR (2009) Chapter 17. Growing a Healthy Skeleton: The Importance of Mechanical Loading, in Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470623992.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Clinical and Molecular, Osteoporosis Research Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Department of Orthopaedics, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö. Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780977888214

Online ISBN: 9780470623992

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Keywords:

  • exercise;
  • loading;
  • physical activity;
  • growth and development;
  • puberty;
  • bone mass;
  • bone geometry;
  • bone size;
  • bone strength;
  • DXA;
  • pQCT;
  • MRI

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Adaptative Response of Bone to Loading

  • Effects of Exercise on Bone Strength During Growth

  • Maintenance of the Skeletal Benefits after Exercise Cessation

  • Conclusions and Perspectives