The influence of ballet training on bone mass in Turkish ballet dancers

Kilicarslan A., Isildak M., Guven G. S., Oz S. G., Hasbay A., Karabulut E., ...More

ENDOCRINOLOGIST, vol.17, no.2, pp.85-88, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-88
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Ballerinas are known to be under risk for osteoporosis, both because of their poor nutrition and adverse effects of heavy exercise on menstrual cycles. We aimed to examine the risk factors for osteoporosis in Turkish ballet dancers, in a comparative cross-sectional study, to find out whether regular exercise effects bone metabolism.