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The Relationship of Bone Density and Body Composition Between Student Athletes and a Non-Student Athlete Population
Pinheiro, Amanda Emily, Pinheiro

, Master of Science, University of Akron, Physical Education-Exercise Physiology/Adult Fitness.
Information regarding bone health and body composition can provide insight into the risk factors for fracture and other bone related disease. Peak bone development is thought to be achieved in the young adult years of an individual’s life and can be indicative of risk of osteoporosis later in life. This study aims to explore the relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition measurements from a college aged non-student athlete population (n = 61) to that of a student-athlete population (n = 39). Furthermore, sex specific differences between and within the subgroups were evaluated. No statistical difference was found for BMD, weight, lean mass, and bone mineral content between subgroups. However, sex-specific differences were present for all variables of interest. Pearson’s correlation coefficient results indicate that there was a moderate to strong relationship between BMD and lean mass for all groups.
Ronald Otterstetter, Dr. (Committee Chair)
Rolando Ramirez, Dr. (Committee Member)
Rachele Kappler, Dr. (Committee Member)

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