Can excessive exercise increase my risk of osteoporosis?

Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Gymnasts, long-distance runners, and other athletes who exercise vigorously in the course of demanding physical training, are at a greater risk for osteoporosis. This may be due to producing lower levels of estrogen and changes in their menstrual periods.
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