Bone mineral content and density of Tunisian male rugby players: differences between forwards and backs.

@article{Elloumi2006BoneMC,
  title={Bone mineral content and density of Tunisian male rugby players: differences between forwards and backs.},
  author={Mohamed Elloumi and Daniel Courteix and Saleheddine Sellami and Zouheir Tabka and G{\'e}rard Lac},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={351-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of long-term rugby participation on bone mineral content (BMC) and density (BMD) of male rugby players and to determine if the diverse stimuli elicited by the actions of forwards and backs affect their skeleton differently. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans were obtained from 20 male rugby players (10 Forwards and 10 Backs) who actively participated in rugby for the past 13 yr, and from 29 age matched non active subjects of the… CONTINUE READING