Loss of Bone Mineral Density in Women Athletes During Aging

  title={Loss of Bone Mineral Density in Women Athletes During Aging},
  author={Alice S Ryan and Dariush H Elahi},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
Total and regional bone mineral density (BMD) by dual-energy-X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and bone turnover were tested in 50 highly trained women athletes and 21 sedentary control women (18–69 years; BMI < 25 kg/m2). VO2max (ml · kg−1· min−1) and lean tissue mass (DXA) were significantly higher in the athletes versus controls (both P < 0.0001). Total body BMD did not decline significantly with age in the athletes whereas lumbar spine (L2–L4) BMD approached statistical significance (r =−0.26; P… CONTINUE READING
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