• Bisphosphonate superior to bone-loading exercise for fracture prevention in postmenopause

    6 days ago - By Healio

    Postmenopausal women with low bone mass saw greater gains in spine bone mineral density and less bone turnover when assigned monthly risedronate therapy compared with a 12-month regimen of impact and resistance exercises, study data show.
    Researchers also showed that an exercise regimen led to increased bone strength compared with either bisphosphonate therapy or a control arm assigned calcium and vitamin D alone.
    “For postmenopausal women with early bone loss, exercise may improve strength of bones by changing structure, not bone density,” Laura D. Bilek, PhD, PT, associate dean
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