Sarcopenia linked to lower bone mineral density
An increased risk of lower bone mineral density in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with the presence of sarcopenia, reports a new study.
25 Oct 2016 - General
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Dr. Julius Wolff stated that the bone adapts to loads placed upon externally. This has been known as Wolff's law. Exercise has been known to have a positive effect on bone health through this law. This is because exercising muscle produces the necessary stress in order to facilitate osteoblastic activity. Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass associated with the aging process. Naturally, bone strength reduces as muscle mass decreases. This article proves the importanc...
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