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International Journal of Morphology

On-line version ISSN 0717-9502

Abstract

ROCHA, Cristiano Andrade Quintão Coelho et al. Effects of a 20-Week Concurrent Training Program on Bone Metabolism in Elderly Women. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2018, vol.36, n.2, pp.655-660. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022018000200655.

The present study evaluated the effect of a 20-week concurrent training program on bone metabolism in elderly women. The sample consisted of 51 elderly women living in the municipality of Muriaé (MG), distributed into two groups: a concurrent training group (CTG = 25), with an average age of 69.44 ± 6.82 years, and a control group (CG = 26), with mean age of 68.30 ± 6.34 years. Biophysical parameters were determined based on weight, height and body mass index. Bone metabolism was assessed by collecting second-morning urine samples before and after intervention to analyze levels of the biochemical marker deoxypyridinoline (DPD), which quantifies bone resorption. Results: The results showed a post-intervention decline in DPD content in the GTC when compared to controls (p = 0.007) and an improvement in the variables weight, BMI and DPD between the GTC and GC (p = 0.000). Conclusion: Concurrent training was efficient in improving bone metabolism in the elderly population studied.

Keywords : Aging; Physical training; Bone mineral content; Old people.

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