Optimal Bone Health for Athletes


This fact sheet provides information about bone health for athletes.

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Free for SCAN members, this is an Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.

Athlete scenario: I am an 18-year-old long-distance runner and I want to protect my bones from stress fractures. I read that runners, especially women, may have weak and fragile bones compared to other athletes. Which foods can I eat to maximize bone strength and help prevent injury?

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Published 2019

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