Life style factors and lumbar disc disease

I picked this post up on my friend Chris’ Conditioning Research blog.  You can get the whole study here but the study found the following results that would definitely be worth further investigation.

The results of this case-control study reveal a positive association between weight and lumbar disc herniation as well as lumbar disc narrowing among men and women. A medium amount of pack-years was associated with lumbar disc herniation and narrowing in men and women. A non-significantly lowered risk of lumbar disc disease was found in men with high levels of cumulative body building and strength training.