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Elsi Autio, Petteri Oura, Jaro Karppinen, Markus Paananen, Juho-Antti Junno, Jaakko Niinimäki, The association between physical activity and vertebral dimension change in early adulthood – The Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 study, Bone Reports, Volume 14, 2021, 101060, ISSN 2352-1872, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bonr.2021.101060

The association between physical activity and vertebral dimension change in early adulthood : the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 study

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Author: Autio, Elsi1,2,3; Oura, Petteri1,2,3; Karppinen, Jaro2,3,4;
Organizations: 1Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Center for Life Course Health Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Oulu, Finland
5Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
6Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
7Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
8Department of Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.9 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021070541113
Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-07-05
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Abstract

Small vertebral size is a well-known risk factor for vertebral fractures. To help understanding the factors behind vertebral size, we aimed to investigate whether physical activity and participation in high-impact exercise are associated with the growth rate of the vertebral cross-sectional area (CSA) among young adults. To conduct our study, we utilized the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 as our study population (n = 375). Questionnaire data about physical activity was obtained at 16, 18 and 19 years of age and lumbar magnetic resonance imaging scans at two timepoints, 20 and 30 years of age. We used generalized estimating equation (GEE) models to conduct the analyses. We did not find any statistically significant associations between vertebral CSA, physical activity, and high-impact exercise in our study sample. We conclude that neither physical activity nor high-impact sports seem to influence the change in vertebral CSA among young adults.

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Series: Bone reports
ISSN: 2352-1872
ISSN-E: 2352-1872
ISSN-L: 2352-1872
Volume: 14
Article number: 101060
DOI: 10.1016/j.bonr.2021.101060
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1016/j.bonr.2021.101060
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 3141 Health care science
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Funding: EU QLG1-CT-2000-01643 (EUROBLCS) Grant no. E51560, NorFA Grant no. 731, 20056, 30167, USA/NIH 2000 G DF682 Grant no. 50945.
Copyright information: © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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