Adolescent physical activity can improve hip strength and reduce risk of osteoporosis


A new study examined how adolescent physical activity can impact hip strength and potentially reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.

For the study—published in JAMA Network Open—researchers used a prospective birth cohort study that enrolled all pregnant women from 3 health authorities in Southwest England. A total of 15,454 women were enrolled and delivered 15,589 infants. Of those, 14,901 infants were alive at 1 year of age.

The researchers concluded that high-intensity physical activity could improve patients’ hip strength, which could prevent them from osteoporosis in their adult lives.

For more information on the findings and analysis, visit our sister publication, Contemporary Pediatrics.

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