The effects of gymnastics training on bone mineral density.

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of 27 wk of gymnastics training on bone mineral density (BMD), body composition, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), and osteocalcin. Subjects were 11 female intercollegiate gymnasts and 11 controls. Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (Lunar DPX) was used to determine BMD (L2-L4 and femur) and to assess… (More)

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@article{Nichols1994TheEO, title={The effects of gymnastics training on bone mineral density.}, author={Donna Nichols and Charlotte F Sanborn and Sydney Lou Bonnick and Victor Ben-Ezra and B E Gench and Nancy M Dimarco}, journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise}, year={1994}, volume={26 10}, pages={1220-5} }