Gregory Galano, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon

Gregory Galano, MD

Shoulder and Sports Medicine Surgery

Underweight female runners more likely to get stress fractures

Female runners who are underweight have a higher risk for injury and take longer to heal, according to a new study. A researcher studied dozens of Division I athletes over three years and found that those with a body mass index of 19 or below were likely to develop stress fractures because their bodies are unable to handle the constant pounding of running.

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Source: Science Daily

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