Bone Structure and Geometric Properties at the Radius and Tibia in Adolescent Endurance-Trained Cyclists.

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OBJECTIVE: To describe cortical and trabecular volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD), bone mineral content (BMC), cross-sectional area (CSA), and bone strength indexes (BSIs) in adolescent endurance-trained cyclists (CYC) and compare them with controls (CON). CONCLUSIONS: Adolescent CYC in this study showed lower values of BMC and vBMD at determined sites of the radius and tibia than CON, some of these differences were explained in part by their lower body weight. However, even further adjustment,some differences remained, which indicates that further longitudinal studies are needed to better understand if cycling influences these differences.

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González-Agüero A, Olmedillas H, Gómez-Cabello A, Casajús JA,Vicente-Rodríguez G.

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