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Research Article

Leisure Physical Activity and the Risk of Fracture in Men

  • Karl Michaëlsson mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Karl.Michaelsson@surgsci.uu.se

    Affiliations: Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgical Sciences, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden, Uppsala Clinical Research Center, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Helena Olofsson,

    Affiliation: Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgical Sciences, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Karin Jensevik,

    Affiliation: Uppsala Clinical Research Center, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Sune Larsson,

    Affiliation: Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgical Sciences, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Hans Mallmin,

    Affiliation: Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgical Sciences, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Lars Berglund,

    Affiliation: Uppsala Clinical Research Center, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Bengt Vessby,

    Affiliation: Section of Geriatrics, Department of Public Health, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Håkan Melhus

    Affiliation: Section of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medical Sciences, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Published: June 19, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040199

About the Authors

Karl Michaëlsson, Helena Olofsson, Sune Larsson, Hans Mallmin
Section of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgical Sciences, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
Karl Michaëlsson, Karin Jensevik, Lars Berglund
Uppsala Clinical Research Center, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
Bengt Vessby
Section of Geriatrics, Department of Public Health, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
Håkan Melhus
Section of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medical Sciences, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: Karl.Michaelsson@surgsci.uu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Karl Michaëlsson, Helena Olofsson, and Håkan Melhus designed the study. Karl Michaëlsson, Bengt Vessby, and Hans Mallmin acquired the data. Karl Michaëlsson, Karin Jensevik, and Lars Berglund performed the statistical analysis. Karl Michaëlsson drafted the manuscript, which was critically revised by all coauthors.