Findings from a 10-year follow-up of bone mineral density in competitive perimenopausal runners.

Title

Findings from a 10-year follow-up of bone mineral density in competitive perimenopausal runners.

Creator

Fanning James; Larrick Lori; Weinstein Louis; Horrigan Terrence J; Marcotte Michael P; Flora Robert F

Publisher

The Journal of reproductive medicine

Date

2007
2007-10

Description

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) in perimenopausal competitive runners with long-term follow-up. STUDY DESIGN: Fifteen master female runners between 40 and 50 years old who ran at least 20 miles per week were evaluated. BMD was measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) at baseline and at the 10-year follow-up. RESULTS: The median age was 46 and median miles run per week, 25. At baseline, after a median of 11 years of competitive running, hip BMD was above peak bone mass (T-score = 0.8) and that of age-matched controls (Z-score = 1.6), while lumbar spine BMD was below peak bone mass (T-score = -0.8) and equal to that of age-matched controls (Z-score = -0.1). At the 10-year follow-up, hip BMD fell below peak bone mass (T-score = -0.2, p = 0.0004) but was still above that of age-matched controls (Z-score = 0.5, p = 0.002), while there was little change in lumbar spine BMD. CONCLUSION: Competitive running prior to the perimenopausal period seems to be associated with improved hip BMD. However, continued competitive running during the perimenopausal period is not associated with prevention of a perimenopausal hip BMD decline. In contrast, competitive running had little effect on peri-menopausal lumbar spine BMD.

Subject

Adult; Female; Humans; Middle Aged; Surveys and Questionnaires; Follow-Up Studies; Prospective Studies; Case-Control Studies; Bone Density/*physiology; Running/*physiology; Hip Joint/diagnostic imaging/*physiology; Lumbar Vertebrae/diagnostic imaging/*physiology; Perimenopause; Osteoporosis; Human; Questionnaires; Clinical Trials; Middle Age; Case Control Studies; Absorptiometry; Photon; Postmenopausal/*diagnostic imaging; Menopause; Bone Density – Physiology; Hip Joint – Physiology; Hip Joint – Radiography; Lumbar Vertebrae – Physiology; Lumbar Vertebrae – Radiography; Osteoporosis – Radiography; Running – Physiology

Rights

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Pages

874–878

Issue

10

Volume

52

Citation

Fanning James; Larrick Lori; Weinstein Louis; Horrigan Terrence J; Marcotte Michael P; Flora Robert F, “Findings from a 10-year follow-up of bone mineral density in competitive perimenopausal runners.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 7, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5392.

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