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Researchers at OSU's Bone Research Laboratory, led by Christine Snow, are gaining national recognition for their studies on osteoporosis prevention. This year, the team worked with 7- and 8-year-old volunteers and their parents, creating a fitness program in local schools that had the kids jump off two-foot boxes 100 times. Those young students who did the exercises three times a week for seven months had 5 percent more bone mass than a control group of classmates who used the time for stretching and non-impact exercise.
"A 5 percent increase may not sound like a lot," Snow said, "but it translates into a 30 percent decrease in the risk of a hip fracture at adulthood."
OSU is now working on a three-year, $400,000 federal grant to expand the study.
Above, Corvallis third-grader Haley Schuster demonstrates her jump for better bones.
OSU research is helping people improve their quality of lifeThroughout his childhood and into young adulthood, Michael Clark had been a doer, a self-proclaimed exercise buff.
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