High Bone Mineral Density in Male Elite Professional Volleyball Players

  title={High Bone Mineral Density in Male Elite Professional Volleyball Players},
  author={Jos{\'e} A L Calbet and Peter D Herrera and Luis Pablo Rodriguez Rodriguez},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
The aim of this study was to assess bone mass in male elite athletes participating in an impact loading sport (volleyball) and, in particular, to determine whether the asymmetric nature of this sport leads to differences in the skeletal tissue composition of the limbs. Fifteen male volleyball players (VP) (26 ± 4 years, 192 ± 6 cm, 87 ± 9 kg; mean ± SD) and 15 non-active control subjects (25 ± 2 years, 177 ± 8 cm, 72 ± 11 kg; mean ± SD) were studied. VP training sessions (3–6 days/week… CONTINUE READING


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