Essi Pikkarainen

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BACKGROUND Estrogen-progestin contraception may affect estrogen production and alter the development of peak bone mass. STUDY DESIGN A 4-year follow-up with 122 adolescent women aged 12-19 years. The data were divided into three groups based on estrogen-progestin contraceptive (EPC) use: (i) nonusers (n=52), (ii) 1-2 years of use (n=24) and (iii) use for(More)
The objective of this study was to assess differences in the effects of competitive gymnastics and running on bone mineral content (BMC) of the lumbar spine and femoral neck when compared with their non-competing age-matched controls. Caucasian healthy peri-pubertal girls (52 competing gymnasts, 46 competing runners, 44 non-athletic controls) were included.(More)
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