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  • Impact of Exercise on Bone Mineral Density in PD

    Does exercise improve bone density in PD patients as it does in those who use HD? No, finds a small new pilot study of 53 people on PD who were randomly assigned to home exercise (n = 26) or usual care (n = 27). While home exercise significantly improved results on the 30 second sit-to-stand test, 6-minute walk test, and physical activity level, it did not change lumbar spine or hip DEXA results.

    Read the abstract » | (added 2021-04-16)

    Tags: Physical Activity, Fall Prevention, Osteoporosis