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Bike racing, recreational riding, impact sport and bone health

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, December 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (74th percentile)

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Title
Bike racing, recreational riding, impact sport and bone health
Published in
BMC Medicine, December 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-10-169
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michael R Carmont

Abstract

Cycling has been shown to confer considerable benefits in terms of health, leading to reductions in death rates principally due to cardiovascular improvements and adaptation. Given the disparity between the benefits of cycling on cardiovascular fitness and previous research finding that cycling may not be beneficial for bone health, Hugo Olmedillas and colleagues performed a systematic review of the literature. They concluded that road cycling does not appear to confer any significant osteogenic benefit. They postulate that the cause of this is that, particularly at a competitive level, riders spend long periods of time in a weight-supported position on the bike. Training programs may be supplemented with impact loading to preserve bone health; however, the small increased risk of soft tissue injury must also be considered. See related commentary http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/168

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 6%
United Kingdom 1 3%
Australia 1 3%
Unknown 32 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 9 25%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Student > Master 3 8%
Other 11 31%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 22%
Sports and Recreations 5 14%
Unspecified 3 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 8 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 February 2013.
All research outputs
#794,663
of 12,817,668 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#670
of 2,054 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,681
of 254,059 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#44
of 171 outputs
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