Determinants of bone density and prevalence of osteopenia among female runners in their second to seventh decades of age

J. H. Gibson, M. Harries, A. Mitchell, R. Godfrey, M. Lunt, J. Reeve

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Abstract

This is a cross-sectional study of spine and hip bone density (BMD) in 124 female athletes, aged 16-68 years, who trained for at least 3 hs/week. The aim was to document the effects of competitive running on BMD in women over a broad age range. Thirty-three subjects, aged 40 years, and who were now menstruating normally, 13 had previously been oligo- or amenorrheic. Fifty-two women
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-598
Number of pages7
JournalBone
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

Keywords

  • Athletic amenorrhoea
  • Bone mineral density
  • Estrogen
  • Mechanical loading
  • Osteoporosis
  • Running

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