Effects of Testosterone Secretion in Elite Adolescent Swimmers on Bone Mass Acquisition

Sultan, Charles
March 2013
Fertility Weekly;3/25/2013, p8
Academic Journal
The article focuses on bone density in young elite female swimmers (SW) in comparison to young women who do not train that hard. Level of testosterone and oligomenorrhea in SW are high due to functional ovarian hyperandrogenism which has resulted in presence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It was believed that because of high testosterone level bone density among SW is high. However, a study conducted in France showed that high plasma testosterone has no effect on bone density.


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