Effects of high-impact training on bone and articular cartilage: 12 months randomized controlled quantitative magnetic resonance imaging study

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 06/17/2013

Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis often coexist in postmenopausal women. The simultaneous effect of bone–favorable high–impact training on these diseases is not well understood and is a topic of controversy. The authors evaluated the effects of high–impact exercise on bone mineral content (BMC) and the estimated biochemical composition of knee cartilage in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. Progressively implemented high–impact training, which increased bone mass, did not affect the biochemical composition of cartilage and may be feasible in the prevention of osteoporosis and physical performance related risk factors of falling in postmenopausal women.

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