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Mizzou Students to Spend Spring Break Serving 44 Communities Across the U.S.

March 22, 2017

While some students will head off on beach vacations or back home for spring break, approximately 700 University of Missouri students will be hitting the road for a week of volunteer service. Nearly 60 groups of students will be traveling to 44 communities across the United States, from Yellowstone National Park to Washington, D.C.  Full Story

Weight-Bearing Exercises Promote Bone Formation in Men

Human hormone and protein linked to bone mass are impacted by 12 months of targeted exercise

March 22, 2017

Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is a serious public health concern, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Now, Pamela Hinton, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, has published the first study in men to show that long-term, weight-bearing exercises decrease sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth. These changes promote bone formation, increasing bone density.  Full Story
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