Lein Jr., Donald H.; Clark, Diane; Turner, Lori
June 2011
American Journal of Health Studies;2011, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p60
Academic Journal
Osteoporosis is associated with painful fractures that result in both personal and societal costs. Osteoporosis-related fractures lead to decreased mobility and increased morbidity including disfigurement and loss of independence. As bone loss begins early in life, young women are advised to start preventive behaviors to achieve optimal peak bone mass. Insufficient numbers of young women participate in activities that promote optimal bone mass development and maintenance. The purpose of this literature review is to examine intervention studies that help young women adopt bone healthy behaviors and suggest possible areas for further research.


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