Optimal Bone Health in Athletes


This fact sheet provides nutritional information on optimizing bone health.

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

Athlete Scenario: I am an 18-year-old, female, long-distance runner. I read that female runners may have weak and fragile bones compared to other athletes. Are there any foods I can eat to maximize bone strength and help prevent injury?

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Published 2019

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