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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 10/01/99
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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Volunteers Needed for Maternal Bone Mineral Content Study

Cincinnati—Pregnant women in their first trimester, age 18-39, are needed to participate in a study on maternal bone mineral content (BMC). Bone growth is known to be stimulated by load-bearing exercise, such as tennis. It is also known that during reproductive years women are at peak bone mass growth. Researchers are studying pregnant women who play only tennis regularly and pregnant women who do not exercise. Half of each group of women will receive calcium supplement tablets. The data from this study will be used to determine if women who participate in a load-bearing exercise and take calcium supplements show an increase in BMC. The study involves non-invasive tests. Study volunteers will receive prenatal vitamins, travel reimbursements, and gifts.

For more information, call Mina at (513) 558-4297.

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