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Deakin University's Professor Robin Daly has told ABC Radio National's Norman Swan that exercise is a critical part of building and maintaining health bones at all ages.
Professor Daly holds a Chair of Exercising and Ageing in the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (CPAN),
His research is focused on understanding how exercise and nutrition can prevent common chronic diseases, particularly osteoporosis, sarcopenia and type 2 diabetes, and the translation of clinical research into policy and practice.
His research expertise and interests include: the role of exercise and nutrition for optimising musculoskeletal health and preventing chronic diseases such as osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes; the use of state-of-the-art non-invasive methods (MRI and QCT) for assessing body composition, bone strength and aortic calcification; and health issues related to vitamin D deficiency, low grade systemic inflammation and dietary protein in the elderly.