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Welcome to the Center for Physical Activity & Nutrition

The Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition (CPAN) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Agriculture & Life Sciences, and Public Health.
Since its inception in 2003, the primary goal of the Center is to gain a better understanding of the long-term effects of physical activity and nutrition on chronic disease and health, and to translate cutting-edge research into community programs that improve the health and well-being of people of all ages.

One of CPAN's most successful translational programs to date is the BEST Exercise Book for Osteoporosis based on the results of the Bone Estrogen & Strength Training (B.E.S.T.) study. This longitudinal cohort study investigated the effects of exercise on bone health in post-menopausal women, and the resulting data have led to the evidence-based osteoporosis prevention program.
Click on the BEST Book icon to the left to learn more or visit the BEST page of this site.