Bone Health in Endurance Athletes: Runners, Cyclists, and Swimmers

  title={Bone Health in Endurance Athletes: Runners, Cyclists, and Swimmers},
  author={Kirk L. Scofield and Suzanne S. Hecht},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
Weight-bearing exercise has been recognized widely to be beneficial for long-term bone health. However inherent differences in bone-loading characteristics and energy expenditure during participation in endurance sports place many endurance athletes at a relative disadvantage with regard to bone health compared with other athletes. Adolescents and adults who participate in endurance sports, such as running, and non-weight-bearing sports, such as biking and swimming, often have lower bone… 

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