Prevalence of low bone mineral density in female dancers.

  title={Prevalence of low bone mineral density in female dancers.},
  author={T Amorim and Matthew A. Wyon and Jos{\'e} Maia and Jos{\'e} Carlos Machado and Franklim Marques and George S Metsios and Andreas D Flouris and Yiannis Koutedakis},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={45 2},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE While some authors report that dancers have reduced bone mineral density (BMD) and increased risk of osteoporosis, others have stressed the positive effects of dance training on developing healthy BMD. Given the existing controversy, the aim of this systematic review was to examine the best evidence-based information available in relation to female dancers. METHODS Four databases (Web of Science, PubMed, EBSCO, Scopus) and two dance science journals (Journal of Dance… CONTINUE READING
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