Bone Mineral Density in Collegiate Female Athletes…

Bone Mineral Density in Collegiate Female Athletes...

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Involvement in athletics can promote healthy lifestyle behaviors and decrease the risk for a number of health problems. In particular, weight-bearing exercise in female athletes increases bone mineral density (BMD) and lean body mass, which may help to prevent stress fractures and osteoporosis later in life. (1-5) Unfortunately, involvement in athletics also may be detrimental to some female…

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