Koerperliche Aktivitaet und Knochendichte: der wichtigste der modifizierbaren Risikofaktoren der Osteoporose

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Title translated into English:Physical activity and bone-mineral-density: the most important of modifiable risk factors in osteoporosis
Author:Seelbach, H.; Kugler, J.; Birkeland, A.; Krueskemper, G.M.
Editor:Liesen, Heinz; Weiß, Michael; Baum, Matthias
Published in:Regulations- und Repairmechanismen : 33. Deutscher Sportärztekongress Paderborn 1993
Published:Köln: Dt. Ärzte-Verl. (Verlag), 1994, 1994. S. 702-704, Tab., Lit., Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Compilation article
Media type: Print resource
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Identification number:PU199503075903

Author's abstract

Not only for sociodemographic reasons did Riggs and Melton write in their reader published in 1988: "Osteoporosis is a disease whose time has come". The exact incidence of osteoporosis in Germany is still unknown because of a lack of epidemiological studies and of discrepancies in its definition. According to estimates, 6 to 8 million people are affected by osteoporosis in Germany. This part of population (now 6 to 10%) will increase for sociodemographic reasons if prevention does not become more efficient. In a preliminary study to EVOS we developed a questionnaire about risk-factors for osteoporosis (OSIRIS). Also BMD was measured in 132 patients by "Lunar DPX". Physical activity was the best predictor of BMD in our study. Verf.-Referat