Soccer helps build strong bones during growth: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Размер: 0.64 МБ. Год создания 2017 Страниц: 17 Тип документа: статья Язык: английский

Osteopenia and osteoporosis are important diseases worldwide and are characterized by low bone mineral density (BMD) and microarchitectural deterioration [4]. These diseases appear mainly in the elderly causing morbidity, mortality, and high economic costs to society [8]. Nevertheless, childhood and adolescence have been described as critical periods to counteract them because 26% of the adult bone mineral content (BMC) is accumulated at the ages of approximately 12 and 14 years in females and males [5], respectively. Thus, appropriate bone mass accretion during growth seems fundamental to reduce the risk of suffering bone fractures in advanced age [32].

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