Reference : Loading and skeletal development and maintenance.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : General & internal medicine
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/103503
Loading and skeletal development and maintenance.
English
Bergmann, P. [> > > >]
Body, J. J. [> > > >]
BOONEN, S. [> >]
Boutsen, Y. [> > > >]
Devogelaer, J. P. [> > > >]
Goemaere, S. [> > > >]
Kaufman, J. [> > > >]
Reginster, Jean-Yves mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé publique, Epidémiologie et Economie de la santé >]
Rozenberg, S. [> >]
2010
Journal of Osteoporosis
Sage-Hindawi
2011
786752
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
2042-0064
2042-0064
United States
[en] Mechanical loading is a major regulator of bone mass and geometry. The osteocytes network is considered the main sensor of loads, through the shear stress generated by strain induced fluid flow in the lacuno-canalicular system. Intracellular transduction implies several kinases and phosphorylation of the estrogen receptor. Several extra-cellular mediators, among which NO and prostaglandins are transducing the signal to the effector cells. Disuse results in osteocytes apoptosis and rapid imbalanced bone resorption, leading to severe osteoporosis. Exercising during growth increases peak bone mass, and could be beneficial with regards to osteoporosis later in life, but the gain could be lost if training is abandoned. Exercise programs in adults and seniors have barely significant effects on bone mass and geometry at least at short term. There are few data on a possible additive effect of exercise and drugs in osteoporosis treatment, but disuse could decrease drugs action. Exercise programs proposed for bone health are tedious and compliance is usually low. The most practical advice for patients is to walk a minimum of 30 to 60 minutes per day. Other exercises like swimming or cycling have less effect on bone, but could reduce fracture risk indirectly by maintaining muscle mass and force.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/103503
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/87003
10.4061/2011/786752

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