Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 25th, 2003
According to published research from Italy, "osteopenia is a frequent complication affecting adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa (AN). Moreover, female athletes suffering from eating disorders can be affected by premature osteoporotic fractures. The aim of this study was to examine bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) in three groups of adolescent females."
"Anthropometric and body composition measurements were performed on 22 adolescent females (age±SD=15.6±1.4 years) divided into groups: athletes (n=8), patients with AN (n=8) and age-height...
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