Project Description

The skeletal system of humans in constantly undergoing continual degradation that in ideal situations is balanced by new bone synthesis   Because bone is a dynamic tissue, it can adapt by strengthening when subjected to mechanical stress, such as repetitive physical activity.  In athletic exercise the extremities of the body are subjected to repeated mechanical stress creating a condition where bone turnover (bone remodeling) is accelerated. The process of bone remodeling is dependent on numerous factors including levels of exercise, hormone levels and tissue availability of certain vitamins and minerals.