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The Indices of Bone Changes in Response to Exercise

Abstract The gold standard for bone measurement is DXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry). Typically, to observe changes in bone by DXA, a minimum of a 4-month intervention is required. Serum osteocalcin (OST) (a bone formation marker) and quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of the calcaneus can be used as indicators of bone change but the sensitivity and time course of these indices to short term interventions are unknown. The purpose of this study was twofold: to compare monthly changes in OST and QUS in response to jump training and to evaluate the relationship between DXA, OST and QUS. Young women with QUS t-scores less than 1.0 were randomized into a jump training (J) (n=16) or control (C) (n=16). J consisted of a progressive routine of 1 and 2-foote... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Heumann, Kristin Joelle (Author) / Swan, Pamela D (Advisor) / Alvar, Brent (Committee member) / Chisum, Jack (Committee member) / Lee, Chong (Committee member) / Vaughan, Linda (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Kinesiology / Nutrition / Public Health / Bone / Exercise / Jump / Osteocalcin / QUS
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 258 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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