Navigation Links
Some Female Athletes Risking Weaker Bones
Date:10/26/2007

Swimmers, divers, runners have poorer bone density, research shows

FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Certain female college athletes, such as swimmers, divers and runners, have lower bone density than other athletes, a new study finds.

If bone density levels in these athletes continued to decrease, they could be at increased risk for future stress fractures, other bone injuries, and even osteoporosis, said a team from Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Led by kinesiology professor Jim Pivarnik, the researchers compared bone density levels of female athletes in a number of sports, including gymnastics, softball, cross country, track, field hockey, soccer, swimming and diving.

"The good news is none of the athletes had osteopenia, which means bone density is still at normal levels," Pivarnik said in a prepared statement. "But there were differences according to sport, and if a given athlete has a tendency for stress fractures or similar injuries, a lower than average value may be meaningful to her sports medicine physician."

It was "mildly surprising" to find that women who were runners -- a high-impact sport -- had lower-than-average bone density levels similar to those of women involved in low-impact sports such as swimming and diving, Pivarnik said.

"We're not sure why the runners have such low values. Perhaps it's related to diet or amount of calories spent during exercise, but we don't know for sure," he said.

The findings are published in the October issue of the Journal of Athletic Training.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has more about bone health.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Michigan State University, news release, Oct. 15, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New dimension in the treatment of female sexual dysfunction
2. Genetic differences found between Male and Female brains
3. ZYDUS enters female health care segment
4. Vitamin E supports Female Hearts
5. Sensitive cough suffered by females
6. Myth of female impotence created to boost sales
7. Female Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer
8. The Success Rate Of Angioplasty In Female Patients Low
9. FDA Diminish Hopes On ‘Female Viagra
10. Have You Ever Wondered Why Male And Female Voices Differ?
11. Female Twins Have More To Share Than Just The Similarity: Risk Of Early Menopause
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a ... new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a ... occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures ... Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a ... such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain ... following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that ... chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent ... special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their ... in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating ... of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( www.vmsrehabsystemsinc.com ) reported today ... to build a strong and stable market for trading ... the OTC Markets-pink current trading platform. Explains ... seeing an anomaly in market trading activities that may ... Company, but shareholders and market players as well. I ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for ... unmet needs, today announced the closing of its ... of common stock, at the public offering price ... in the offering were offered by GBT. GBT ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: