men who participate in athletics during their late teens obtain bone-building benefits that last for many years:This report is a month old, but certainly worth mentioning. According to Reuters new research suggests
The researchers followed 63 athletes and 27 non-athlete "controls," whose average age was 17 at the study’s outset, for nearly 8 years.
At the beginning of the study, all the athletes — who were either ice hockey or badminton players — were actively training for an average of about nine hours a week, with workouts including soccer, long distance running, weight training and other activities. They had been training for an average of 10 years previously, and had a greater average bone mineral density (BMD) than the controls.