Pole Dancers Risk to Develop Osteoporosis


It has long been known that female athletes experience hormonal dysfunction. Recently, a group of scientists from the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, have proved the connection between pole dancing and the development of osteoporosis in women.

Pole dancers suffer from thinning bones due to the poor diet and strenuous exercise for their limbs, Dr. Anne Hoch says. Exhausting diets do not compensate for energy loss.

As a result, there is a violation of the menstrual function, eating disorders, and there also appear early signs of cardiovascular disease. As a result, the density of the tissue decreases, and the pole dancer’s bones get thinner.

Osteoporosis used to affect women just before the period of a menopause, however, the disease is now increasingly recorded in young girls who are actively involved in dancing. The doctors examined more than 300 pole dancers at the age of 20 to 30 years with an average weight of 55 kilograms.

About 80% of the girls had problems with the gastrointestinal tract due to poor eating and demonstrated a tendency to have thinning bones. 27% of women had no menstrual periods, and 36% demonstrated a significant change in the density of bone tissue. According to the ultrasound examinations, the symptoms of atherosclerosis of blood vessels have been diagnosed in 64% of the pole dancers. The researchers recommend that the dancers review their diet and exercise.

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