AscendCHC Leadership Presents at World Congress in Florence, Italy

Dr. Jason Conviser shares new findings on Osteogenic Loading in Adults with Low Body Mass

ASCEND Chicago bioDensity member Jason Conviser presented finding of a paper by Jenny Conviser, Sam Calcaterra, and Kristen Webb and himself regarding new preliminary evidence for the safety and effectiveness of osteogenic loading to increase bone density in individuals with low BMI at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Florence, Italy. 

Osteogenic loading has been documented as safe and effective technique for increasing bone density, but no studies have focused on osteogenic loading's safety for individuals with a history of low body weight, in part due to concerns regarding bone weakness and injury risk. 

The results of the study revealed that underweight adults had sufficient strength to safely use compressive forces associated with bone formation, strongly suggesting that osteogenic loading may have restorative potential and low injury risk for underweight individuals.

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