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Higher Injury Risk For Female Athletes With Higher Estrogen Levels

Posted Sep 11 2010 7:56am
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In female athletes with chronically higher estrogen levels, differences in the mechanical properties of tendons may lead to a higher risk of injury, according to a study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
“As such, female athletes may benefit from systematic determination of their estrogen levels so as to allow their coach/team manager to take extra precautions when deciding on a training plan for those ‘at risk females,’” according to the new study, led by Katherine E. Burgess, Ph.D., of University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom. However, the study finds no evidence that variations in hormone levels during the menstrual cycle affect tendon properties or injury risk.
Tendon Properties Don’t Vary with Monthly Changes in Hormone Levels…


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