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Title: The effects of a 1-year recreational football protocol on bone health parameters in a group of healthy inactive 50-year-old men
Authors: Finianos, Boutros
Pinti, Antonio
Hage, Rawad El 
Affiliations: Department of Physical Education 
Keywords: Aerobic fitness
Femur
Muscular power
Prevention of osteoporosis
Team sport
Issue Date: 2023-04
Publisher: National Library of Medicine
Part of: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
Abstract: 
The main aim of the current study was to explore the effects of a 1-year recreational football protocol on bone health parameters (bone mineral content (BMC), bone mineral density (BMD), femoral neck geometry and composite indices of femoral neck strength) in a group of healthy inactive 50-year-old men. 51 middle-aged men voluntarily participated in this study, but only 41 of them completed it. Thus, the study population included 11 former football (FF) players and 30 inactive men. Inactive men were assigned to 3 different groups: controls (n=10), recreational football 30 (RF30; n=10) and recreational football 60 (RF60; n=10). The RF30 group performed two sessions of recreational football per week; the duration of each session was 30 minutes. The RF60 group performed two sessions of recreational football per week; the duration of each session was 60 minutes. The current study has demonstrated that whole body (WB) BMC, femoral neck BMD, cross-sectional moment of inertia, compression strength index, bending strength index and impact strength index increased in both experimental groups (RF30 and RF60) but not in the control group. The percentages of variations in bone health parameters were not significantly different between RF30 and RF60. In conclusion, this study suggests that recreational football is an effective method to improve bone health parameters in middle-aged men. In the studied population, most of the bone health benefits occurred after a low volume training protocol (2 * 30 minutes of recreational football per week).
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/6800
ISSN: 1094-6950
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocd.2023.03.007
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
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