Regional bone mineral density in male athletes: a comparison of soccer players, runners and controls.

@article{Fredericson2007RegionalBM,
  title={Regional bone mineral density in male athletes: a comparison of soccer players, runners and controls.},
  author={Michael Fredericson and Kelvin Tai Loon Chew and Jessica Ngo and Tammy M Cleek and Jenny B Kiratli and Kristin D Cobb},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 10},
  pages={664-8; discussion 668}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association of soccer playing and long-distance running with total and regional bone mineral density (BMD). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Academic medical centre. PARTICIPANTS Elite male soccer players (n = 15), elite male long-distance runners (n = 15) and sedentary male controls (n = 15) aged 20-30 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS BMD (g/cm2) of the lumbar spine (L1-L4), right hip, right leg and total body were assessed by dual-energy x-ray… CONTINUE READING
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