Changes in bone mineral content with decreased training in competitive young adult tennis players and controls: a prospective 4-yr follow-up.

@article{Kontulainen1999ChangesIB,
  title={Changes in bone mineral content with decreased training in competitive young adult tennis players and controls: a prospective 4-yr follow-up.},
  author={S A Kontulainen and P Kannus and Harri. Haapasalo and Ari Heinonen and Harri Siev{\"a}nen and Pekka Oja and Ilkka Vuori},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={1999},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={646-52}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this 4-yr prospective follow-up study of male tennis players was to determine the changes in the playing-to-nonplaying arm differences in bone mineral content (BMC) and answer two questions: 1) Are training induced bone gains lost with decreased training? and 2) Are the possible bone changes related to the changes in training? METHODS Subjects were 13 former competitive male tennis players and their 13 controls. The players had started their playing career at the mean… CONTINUE READING

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