Bone density in competitive cyclists : a longitudinal assessment across the cycling season
The purpose of this study was to investigate in a relatively large group of competitive cyclists how sex, competition level and type of racing influenced bone mineral density (BMD) and bone mineral content (BMC) at the beginning of the season and changes that occurred during the season. In total, 42 participants (22 males and 20 females) completed the study. Subjects were stratified by sex, USA Cycling Category and racing type. At the beginning of the season in February, participants were asked to complete a health history questionnaire, four day dietary log and a DXA scan. After a mean of ...