Evidence of sustained skeletal benefits from impact-loading exercise in young females: a 3-year longitudinal study.


UNLABELLED The skeletal effects from intensive exercise throughout puberty are undefined. Forty-five female gymnasts and 52 controls were studied over 3 years, including a heredity aspect. The effects of size, maturity, exercise, and diet were identified using a multilevel regression model. Results demonstrated sustained skeletal benefits resulting from… (More)