Dancing for bone health: A 3-year longitudinal study of bone mineral accrual across puberty in female non-elite dancers and controls

  • Matthews B
  • Bennell K
  • McKay H
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Abstract

Weight-bearing exercise during growth enhances peak bone mass. However, the window of opportunity for optimizing positive effects of exercise on peak bone mass remains to be fully defined. Ballet dancing provides a model of mechanical loading patterns required to site-specifically modulate bone.

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  • Bone mineral accrual
  • Exercise
  • Girls
  • Growth
  • Longitudinal

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