Eva Wulff Helge
Movement and Neuroscience
Nørre Allé 51, 2200 København N
Scopus Author ID: 6508249091
Osteogenic training for prevention of osteoporosis
Via gymnastics and other training activities it is studied how the skeleton adapt to intense physical activity. The aim is to contribute to establishment of research based training recommendations to prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures. The primary methods applied are DXA scanning and assessment of bone turnover markers.
Ball games as osteogenic stimulus
In intervention studies including different age groups and sexes it is investigated how ball games (e.g. recreational football) as a training modality can stimulate and maintain bone mineral density and bone strength.
Relative energy deficiency in sport - the female athlete triad
The Female Athlete Triad consists of relative energy deficiency, hormonal disorders and low bone mineral density, and in female athletes menstrual disorders is a frequent sign. The relative energy deficiency may be associated to eating disorders, but it must not necessarily be the case. In addition to the health-related consequences, a negative effect on performance is often seen.
The study of the Triad holds substantial perspectives related to our understanding of the interaction between sex hormones and mechanical loading in the regulation of bone turnover. This may have a significant importance in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and bone fractures.