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Grad student bones up on women’s health on ‘MTSU On the Record’

MTSU grad student Saori Ishikawa points to the area on the hip bone that is scanned for her density study. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)

An MTSU graduate student is helping postmenopausal women learn how to improve their health.

Saori Ishikawa explained her bone density research in an interview aired Dec. 17 and 23 on “MTSU On the Record” with host Gina Logue on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org). You can listen to the broadcast here.

Ishikawa is attempting to determine the impact of sedentary behavior on women at a time in their lives when loss of bone density could lead to fractures or even death.

Her hypothesis is that even moderate lifestyle changes, such as washing dishes by hand instead of using the dishwasher or walking the dog an extra 10 minutes per day, could make a substantial difference in women’s bone health.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives here and here.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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