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Although FRAX WHO Fracture Risk assessment Tool, developed by the WHO,is a well-validated tool for determiningthe probability of a major osteoporotic fracture in the next 10 years,it doesn’t include a number of other impact factors such as exercise andnutrition. The purpose of this study was to compare the differences in FRAXbetween subjects with andwithout exercise habits or intake of calcium-coffee. A significant difference inFRAX was observed between thegroups with respect to exercise p < 0.001. There were no significantdifferences in FRAX, however, betweenthe groups with and without intake of calcium-coffee. Although exercise habitsare not included in FRAX, our findings suggest that exercise status influencedother factors included in FRAX. Since exercise is reported to prevent falls andfall-related osteoporotic fractures, including exercise status in FRAX may bemore effective for estimating the possibility of future fractures. Further investigationshould be conducted to determine whether exercise status is an important risk factor, independent ofFRAX, for osteoporotic fractures.

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FRAX; Exercise; Osteoporosis

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A. Horikawa, N. Miyakoshi, Y. Shimada and H. Kodama -FRAX and Exercise: Should Exercise Be Categorized as a Risk Factor in Osteoporotic Patients,- Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 133-136. doi: 10.4236-ojo.2013.32025.





Author: Akira Horikawa, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Yoichi Shimada, Hiroyuki Kodama

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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