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High-impact exercise in adulthood and vertebral dimensions in midlife - the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, November 2017
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Title
High-impact exercise in adulthood and vertebral dimensions in midlife - the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 study
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12891-017-1794-8
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Petteri Oura, Markus Paananen, Jaakko Niinimäki, Tuija Tammelin, Juha Auvinen, Raija Korpelainen, Jaro Karppinen, Juho-Antti Junno

Abstract

Vertebral size and especially cross-sectional area (CSA) are independently associated with vertebral fracture risk. Previous studies have suggested that physical activity and especially high-impact exercise may affect vertebral strength. We aimed to investigate the association between high-impact exercise at 31 and 46 years of age and vertebral dimensions in midlife. We used a subsample of 1023 individuals from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 study with records of self-reported sports participation from 31 and 46 years and MRI-derived data on vertebral dimensions from 46 years. Based on the sports participation data, we constructed three impact categories (high, mixed, low) that represented longitudinal high-impact exercise activity in adulthood. We used linear regression and generalized estimating equation (GEE) models to analyse the association between high-impact exercise and vertebral CSA, with adjustments for vertebral height and body mass index. Participation in high-impact sports was associated with large vertebral CSA among women but not men. The women in the 'mixed' group had 36.8 (95% confidence interval 11.2-62.5) mm(2) larger CSA and the women in the 'high' group 43.2 (15.2-71.1) mm(2) larger CSA than the 'low' group. We suggest that participation (≥ 1/week) in one or more high-impact sports in adulthood is associated with larger vertebral size, and thus increased vertebral strength, among middle-aged women.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 11%
Student > Postgraduate 4 11%
Student > Master 4 11%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 9 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 9 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 17%
Sports and Recreations 4 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Computer Science 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 12 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 November 2017.
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#3,068,077
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#70,850
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#66
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