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High-intensity exercise builds bone in older men

Key clinical point: The weightlifting and jumping program built or maintained bone in several measures, compared with isometric exercise and controls.

Major finding: The intervention improved medial femoral neck cortical thickness (5.6%), compared with isometric exercise (0.7%) and controls (–0.1%).

Study details: LIFTMOR-M, a randomized, controlled trial in 93 older men with osteopenia or osteoporosis.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the Australian Research Foundation and the Australian Government Research Training Program. Dr. Beck owns the Bone Clinic, which sells licenses to the Onero program based on the exercise program used in the study.


Beck B et al. Bone. 2020 Apr 11. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2020.115362.