The effect of swimming and type of stroke on bone metabolism in competitive adolescent swimmers: a pilot study


AKGÜL S. , KANBUR N. , CİNEMRE Ş. A. , KARABULUT E. , DERMAN O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.45, ss.827-832, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1408-9
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.827-832

Özet

Background/aim: Physical activity plays a key role in increasing and preserving bone mineral density (BMD). Effects on bone development associated with various nonweight-bearing sporting activities, such as swimming, are controversial. Different strokes used in swimming may also present as another factor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of swimming and type of stroke on BMD in competitive adolescent athletes.