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Title: Standing Long Jump Performance is a Positive Determinant of Bone Mineral Density in Young Adult Women
Authors: Zakhem, Eddy 
Hage, Rawad El 
Bassil, Sarah
Moussa, Elie 
Zunquin, Gautier
Theunynck, Denis
Affiliations: Department of Physical Education 
Department of Physical Education 
Department of Physical Education 
Issue Date: 2013
Part of: Journal of clinical densitometry
Volume: 16
Issue: 2
Start page: 129
End page: 130
It is generally believed that bone mineral density (BMD) measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the best single predictor of fracture risk especially in elderly women (1,2). Peak BMD attained at the third decade of life is a strong predictor of fracture risk later in life (1,2). Indeed, it was calculated that an increase in peak BMD of 10% would delay the onset of osteoporosis by 13 yr (3). Long-term practice of weight-bearing physical activities stimulates bone formation and enhances BMD of stressed sites (4,5).
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Physical Education

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