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Intensive training in elite young female athletes
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    Intense training in elite female athletes: evidence of reduced growth and delayed maturation?
    • Shona Bass, senior lecturer
    • Other Contributors:
      • R Daly, and D Caine
    Dear Editor

    In their recent article 'Intensive training in elite young female athletes,' Baxter-Jones and Maffulli reviewed 18 manuscripts and concluded 'training does not appear to affect growth and maturation .'[1] We have two concerns about this conclusion. First, we agree that analyses of cross -sectional and cohort data in this population are confounded by sampling bias; gymnasts who are successful at an elite leve...

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