|Title||Jump starting skeletal health: a 4-year longitudinal study assessing the effects of jumping on skeletal development in pre and circum pubertal children.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Gunter, K, Baxter-Jones, ADG, Mirwald, RL, Almstedt, H, Fuller, A, Durski, S, Snow, C|
|Date Published||2008 Apr|
Evidence suggests bone mineral increases attributable to exercise training prior to puberty may confer a significant advantage into adulthood. However, there is a dearth of supportive prospective longitudinal data. The purpose of this study was to assess bone mineral content (BMC) of the whole body (WB), total hip (TH), femoral neck (FN) and lumbar spine (LS) over four years in pre-pubertal boys and girls following a 7-month jumping intervention.