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Ballerinas - female athletes health-EurekaAlerts

Postby wolfhnd on May 30th, 2009, 7:18 pm 

Ballerinas and female athletes share quadruple health threats

Important prevention tips for young female athletes


A study led by sports medicine researcher Anne Hoch, D.O., at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee has revealed that young female professional dancers face the same health risks as young female athletes when they don't eat enough to offset the energy they spend, and stop menstruating as a consequence.

"These two components of the female athlete tetrad put them at higher risk for the other two; the cardiovascular and bone density deficits of much older, postmenopausal women," according to Dr. Hoch, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Froedtert & the Medical College Women's Sports Medicine Center.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 052209.php
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