Elite male Flat jockeys display lower bone density and lower resting metabolic rate than their female counterparts: implications for athlete welfare

Wilson, G., Hill, J., Sale, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-5816-4169, Morton, J.P. and Close, G.L., 2015. Elite male Flat jockeys display lower bone density and lower resting metabolic rate than their female counterparts: implications for athlete welfare. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 40 (12), pp. 1318-1320. ISSN 1715-5312

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Abstract

To test the hypothesis that daily weight-making is more problematic to health in male compared with female jockeys, we compared the bone-density and resting metabolic rate (RMR) in weight-matched male and female Flat-jockeys. RMR (kcal.kg-1 lean mass) was lower in males compared with females as well as lower bone-density Z-scores at the hip and lumbar spine. Data suggest the lifestyle of male jockeys’ compromise health more severely than females, possibly due to making-weight more frequently.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Creators: Wilson, G., Hill, J., Sale, C., Morton, J.P. and Close, G.L.
Publisher: NRC Research Press
Date: 2015
Volume: 40
Number: 12
ISSN: 1715-5312
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1139/apnm-2015-0354DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 25 Nov 2015 15:51
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26496

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