Bone density and body composition in newly licenced professional jockeys

Bone density and body composition in newly licenced professional jockeys Summary The primary objective is the description of bone sional jockey license between 2013 and 2015. Areal BMD at the mineral density (BMD) and body composition in newly li- spine, femoral neck (FN), total hip and body composition were censed jockeys. One in three male, flat jockeys has a very assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan. We low bone mineral density. Further research is needed to assess examined differences between BMD and body composition by the short-term risk of fractures and long-term health implica- gender and race type (flat or jump). Volumetric bone mineral tions of these findings. apparent density (BMAD) of the spine and FN was also calcu- Introduction Describe bone mineral density (BMD) and body lated to account for group differences in bone size. composition in entry-level male and female, flat and jump Results Seventy-nine male flat jockeys (age 18.5 ± 1.9, BMI jockeys in Great Britain. 19.0 ± 1.4), 69 male jump (age 20.7 ± 2.0, BMI 20.6 ± 1.3) and 37 female flat jockeys (age 19.3 ± 2.0, BMI 20.8 ± 1.7) took part in this study. Spine BMD Z-scores ≤−2 for male flat, male jump and female flat jockeys were 29, 13 and Osteoporosis International Springer Journals

Bone density and body composition in newly licenced professional jockeys

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Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics; Endocrinology; Rheumatology
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