TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Sultan, Charles
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Fertility Weekly;3/25/2013, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
86433777

 

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