Title

Bone health and strength of elite female adolescent athletes engaged in water polo, gymnastics and track-and-field

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Abstract

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.

SPSS format.

School/Institute

School of Exercise Science

Document Type

Research Data

Access Rights

Mediated

Grant Number

ARC/LP0776456

Notes

Mediated access - terms of use for the data to be determined through negotiation with the Chief Investigator.

To arrange access to this data contact Associate Professor David Greene. Ph: +612 9701 4377.

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