by Thomas Lafantaine, PHD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FACSM, and Shellaine Frazier, DO
NSCA Coach May 2019
Vol 6, Issue 1
Osteoporosis is defined as a disease characterized by low bone mineral density (BMD) and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture (20). Fractures of the hip and spine result in disability, decreased independence, and increased risk of death (19,20). This article is part one of a two part series. This article will discuss the basic science of BMD and the implications for programming will be discussed in the second article.
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