Bone Health of Young Male Gymnasts: A Systematic Review.

  title={Bone Health of Young Male Gymnasts: A Systematic Review.},
  author={Lauren A Burt and David A. Greene and Geraldine Naughton},
  journal={Pediatric exercise science},
  volume={29 4},
PURPOSE To synthesize existing literatures on the impact of gymnastics participation on the skeletal health of young male gymnasts. METHODS Following a systematic search, 12 studies were included in this review. Quality of included studies was assessed using the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE modified) criteria. RESULTS Assessment of skeletal health varied between and within imaging modality protocols. Gymnasts had higher total bone content… CONTINUE READING

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