Exercise for Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women

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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: July 2011

In this Cochrane systemic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that exercise has the potential to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The review included studies that compared women who exercised to those who didn’t. Researchers found a slightly significant reduction in bone loss due to exercise. They found no effect on preventing fractures. 

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Howe, T. E., Shea, B., Dawson, L. J., Downie, F., Murray, A., Ross, C., Harbour, R. T., Caldwell, L. M., & Creed, G. (2011). Exercise for preventing and treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011 (7). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000333.pub2