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Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise


ANN ARBOR--One question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has a bigger positive impact on bone strength.University of Michigan researchers looked at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, and found surprising results--nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. Further, even after the exercise training stopped, the mice retained bone strength gains as long as they ate a mineral-supplemented diet.

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