The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Bone Strength and Physical Activity over the life course in a Physically Active Contemporary Pre-industrial Population

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National Science Foundation 

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Award Period: 

April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021

This research is designed to test whether greater physical activity levels (PALs) lead to greater bone strength, and whether greater PALs and bone strength protect against age-related bone loss. This research is also designed to examine the extent to which osteogenic responses to habitual, physically intensive subsistence activities are weakened by older age, female sex, energetic limitation, and high pathogen burden.