Bone health and strength of elite female adolescent athletes engaged in water polo, gymnastics and track-and-field
Bone strength data for adolescent females (mean age 14.9 years) engaged in intensive weight bearing activity in gymnasts (n=25) and track and field athletes (n=34) compared with non weight bearing females (i.e. water polo) (n=30) and less active controls (n=28).
Both cross sectional and longitudinal analyses of measures including:
(1) questionnaires on demographics, training and injury history, hours of physical activity and nutrition,
(2) bone strength using peripheral quantitative computed tomography – pQCT,
(3) biomechanical stiffness during repeated jumps.
Primary and secondary data available.
School of Exercise Science
Naughton, G. & Greene, D. (2008). Bone health and strength of elite female adolescent athletes engaged in water polo, gymnastics and track-and-field.
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