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Dr. Kara Witzke
Dr. Witzke directs the Bone Research Lab at CSUSM. Her research focuses on the dose-response effects of jumping on bone health in premenopausal women. Her current study is known as the "JumpStudy."
About the JumpStudy
The CSUSM JumpStudy is a 4-year project funded by the National Institutes of Health. The purpose of the research is to determine the best recommendation for jumping exercise to improve bone health in premenopausal women. This study addresses an important health problem (osteoporosis) by using exercise as preventive medicine. The results will standardize what type of exercise we recommend for women to improve their bone mass before menopause.
We know that jumping works based on numerous randomized controlled trials that have shown it to be effective...now we just need to know the correct "dose" of jumping to recommend.
Enrollment for new subjects has ended.
Amy Clark, Undegraduate research assistant
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