• Bone mineral density and body composition among athletes: Lightweight versus heavyweight sports

      van Santen, JA; Amorim, TA; Sanchez-Santos, MT; Newton, JL; Salbany, F; Pereira, C; Allen, N; Davies, MAM; Jackson, K; Koutedakis, Y; et al. (Springer, 2017-07-24)
      Objectives: Energy restriction and weight loss techniques are associated with adverse effects on bone mineral density (BMD) whilst participation in sports is known to be beneficial for skeletal health. However, it is not entirely clear the skeletal health status in lightweight sports where participants often use weight management techniques to attain relatively low mass. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the differences in BMD and body composition among athletes engaged in weight restricted and non-weight restricted sports.