Site-specific, adult bone benefits attributed to loading during youth: A preliminary longitudinal analysis.

@article{Scerpella2016SitespecificAB,
  title={Site-specific, adult bone benefits attributed to loading during youth: A preliminary longitudinal analysis.},
  author={Tamara Ann Scerpella and Brittney Bernardoni and Sijian Wang and Paul J. Rathouz and Quefeng Li and Jodi Noelle Dowthwaite},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2016},
  volume={85},
  pages={148-59}
}
We examined site-specific bone development in relation to childhood and adolescent artistic gymnastics exposure, comparing up to 10years of prospectively acquired longitudinal data in 44 subjects, including 31 non-gymnasts (NON) and 13 gymnasts (GYM) who participated in gymnastics from pre-menarche to ≥1.9years post-menarche. Subjects underwent annual regional and whole-body DXA scans; indices of bone geometry and strength were calculated. Anthropometrics, physical activity, and maturity were… CONTINUE READING
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