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15 September 2010

Tendon injuries, hormones linked

The risk of tendon injuries appears to be greater in female athletes with naturally higher levels of oestrogen, a small European study suggests.

The risk of tendon injuries appears to be greater in female athletes with naturally higher levels of oestrogen, a small European study suggests.

The tendons in women with higher oestrogen levels had differences in their mechanical properties, such as elongation and torque, that may lead to increased risk of injury.

 
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