Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cystic fibrosis & BMD

Cystic fibrosis is associated with low total proximal femur BMD. According to Dodd JD et al (2008) exercise appears to influence total proximal femur BMD more than lumbar spine BMD in Cystic fibrosis. Exercise rehabilitation programs focusing on peripheral strength training may benefit those Cystic fibrosis patients with low total proximal femur BMD.

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