Re: [CR](CR) Bone Density


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Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 18:42:13 -0800
From: Steve Maas <stevem@nonlintec.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR](CR) Bone Density
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In-Reply-To:


Anything your read in Bicycling should be taken with a very large grain of salt. I wouldn't believe anything like this, from Bicycling, until it is backed up by someone who really knows about it.

It's well known that weight-bearing exercise helps to prevent bone-density loss, and bicycling is not really such exercise. However, why should cyclists have more bone-density loss than normal, active people who do not bicycle? It makes no sense, a priori.

We certainly have a few physicians and physiologists among our 700+ listees. Any comments from them?

Meanwhile, I'm out on my '59 Allegro tomorrow, if it doesn't rain.

Steve Maas (Not worried about such things in) Long Beach, California

Richard Reno wrote:
> Okay, I figure that since virtually everybody on this list rides vintage
> bikes, a lot of us must be "vintage" ourselves.
> The new issue of "Bicycling" has an article about bone density loss and
> osteoporosis among cyclists. It turns out that the only groups that have
> more bone loss are couch potatoes and astronauts!! So, the question is:
> Anybody out there have a problem with this? If so, what did you do about
> it?
> I hate the idea that all the work that's gone into keeping my weight and
> blood pressure in line came at the expense of my skeleton!
> Richard Reno
> Green Bay, WI.