Nutritional and exercise-related determinants of bone density in elite female runners

  title={Nutritional and exercise-related determinants of bone density in elite female runners},
  author={J. H. Gibson and A. Mitchell and M. Harries and J. Reeve},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  • J. H. Gibson, A. Mitchell, +1 author J. Reeve
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Osteoporosis International
  • Although the female athletic triad is widely recognized clinically, there have been few studies quantitating the effect of disordered eating on bone mineral density. The purpose of this study was to explore the mechanisms through which disordered eating might influence the skeleton in nationally or internationally competitive runners. Fifty British national or higher standard middle and long-distance female runners aged under 36 years were recruited; 24 had amenorrhea (AM), nine had… CONTINUE READING
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