Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

News Brief

May 8, 2001
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Young fervently Orthodox Jews may be susceptible to weaker-than-normal bones as a result of strict dietary rules and an emphasis on studying indoors rather than outside physical activity, researchers said. Bone mineral density was found to be lower than normal in the 50 Brooklyn youths, aged 15 to 19, recruited for the study, according to researchers from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville, La.

Recommended from JTA