Does Gymnastics Training Inhibit Growth of Females?

@article{Caine2001DoesGT,
  title={Does Gymnastics Training Inhibit Growth of Females?},
  author={Dennis J. Caine and Richard Lewis and Patrick O’Connor and Warren B. Howe and Shona L Bass},
  journal={Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={260-270}
}
OBJECTIVE The increasingly dominant performance of smaller-sized female gymnasts and increased magnitude of training beginning at an early age have prompted public and medical concerns, especially from an auxological perspective. [] Key MethodDATA SOURCES An extensive research of MedLine (PubMed interface) along with cross-referencing was conducted using the Text and MeSH words "gymnastics" in combination with "growth," "maturation," "body height," "body weight," and "growth plate."

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