School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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24 May 2017

Can you spend 5 minutes a day to help with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis research?

Loughborough University is conducting research into the possible benefits of exercise on bone and joint health.

We are looking for healthy women aged 55-70 years who would like to help with our research.

The study involves five minutes of exercise daily, in your home, for six months. You will be invited to visit the new National Centre for Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences building at Loughborough University for MRI scans of your joints and a DXA scan for information on bone strength. We will monitor any changes that occur and measure the effect of the exercise programme.

Previous work by the team at Loughborough University has shown that a brief, home based exercise programme can improve bone strength and so may reduce the risk of hip fracture. The team want to continue this work and begin to investigate how this exercise may affect people’s joints. The research aims to help improve understanding of bone health and prevention of conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

If you are interested in joining the study and would like some additional information, please get in touch with Dr Katherine Brooke-Wavell (01509 222749/ K.S.F.Brooke-wavell@lboro.ac.uk) or Chris Hartley (c.hartley@lboro.ac.uk).