Does Gymnastics Training Inhibit Growth of Females?

  title={Does Gymnastics Training Inhibit Growth of Females?},
  author={D. Caine and R. Lewis and P. O'connor and W. Howe and S. Bass},
  journal={Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine},
  • D. Caine, R. Lewis, +2 authors S. Bass
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
  • 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."Expand Abstract
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