ELIHU YORK, M.D.
To the editor: The study of trabecular and cortical bone loss in healthy men by Drs. Meier, Orwoll, and Jones (1) had a flaw in the experimental design. The authors give no description of the frequency, duration, and intensity of any exercise in the so-called healthy men. Absence of disease does not equate with wellness; there are different levels of wellness, depending on exercise, diet, and other habits.
Those of us engaged in aerobic (endurance) fitness exercise, in conjunction with no smoking, a low-fat diet, and adequate rest, may prevent some deterioration often associated with aging, particularly atherosclerotic complications and
YORK E. Diet, Exercise, and Bone Mineral Content. Ann Intern Med. ;102:418. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-3-418_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(3):418.
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