SHAPE Research Seminar Series

Exercise and Bone Strength: Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE  Research Centre Seminar Series, Professor Craig Sale, NTU presents: Exercise and Bone Strength: Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

  • From: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE  Research Centre Seminar Series, Professor Craig Sale, NTU presents: Exercise and Bone Strength: Is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Ageing results in a loss of bone mass and strength, which predisposes an individual to osteoporosis and fragility fracture. Osteoporosis is a significant disorder that is reported to affect 22 million women and 5.5 million men in the EU (Hernlund et al., 2013). There were 3.5 million osteoporotoic fractures, 620 000 hip fractures, 520 000 vertebral fractures, 560 000 forearm fractures and 1 800 000 other fractures reported in the EU in 2010 (Hernlund et al., 2013). Whilst pharmacological therapies are available to combat osteoporosis, these are accompanied by concerns over their cost, long-term efficacy and side-effects, leading some to consider alternative options. Exercise has long been touted as a potential treatment for osteoporosis, but there is a lack of specificity in this message and some exercise interventions can only induce small effects on the bone that are not comparable with age-associated and site-specific bone losses. As such, there is a need to be more specific with the ‘types’ of exercise being prescribed and when. There is a greater need to understand how different exercise modalities and intensities could improve exercise efficacy and there could be some lessons to be learned here from the sporting world. This talk will cover arguments for and against exercise to promote bone strength and will finish with recommendations on how to develop future research in this area for a more efficacious outcome.

This seminar is hosted by Professor Mary Nevill

All welcome.

For any enquiries please contact Professor Craig Sale.

Location details

Room/Building:

ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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