Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2012
In a recent newsletter, HealthyAnswers.com states that frequent bicycling could be hazardous to the health of bones if measures are not taken to prevent damage. They cite research done in 2006, by University of Oklahoma graduate student Aaron Smathers, which revealed that avid cyclists tended to have more brittle bones and fractures. Even superstar cyclists Lance Armstrong and Christian VandenVelde had suffered serious bone fractures in race crashes and were found to have decreased bone density.
In addition, HealthyAnswers.com states, numerous research studies done since Smathers original work, have shown similar results: cyclists have less bone density than participants in other sports.