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Lifetime prevalence of concussion among Canadian ice hockey players aged 10 to 25 years old, 2014 to 2017

September 06, 2019

Background: The primary objective of this study was to identify the self-reported lifetime prevalence of diagnosed concussions among Canadian ice hockey players aged 10 to 25 years old. Method: Medical records were identified for n=5223 athletes whom completed comprehensive baseline assessments with a Canada-wide network of private concussion management clinics. Variables extracted included: sex, age,

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A case of early sports specialization in an adolescent athlete

December 01, 2014

Early sport specialization (ESS) refers to intense year round training in a specific sport with the exclusion of other sports at a young age. This approach to training is heavily debated and there are claims both in support and against ESS. ESS is considered to be more common in the modern day youth athlete and could be a source of overuse

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The effects of aerobic physical activity on adiposity in school-aged children and youth: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

June 03, 2014

Context: The role of aerobic physical activity as a standalone treatment in decreasing adiposity in schoolaged children and youth has not been well established. Objective: To systematically search and assess the quality of the literature on the efficacy of aerobic physical activity to decrease adiposity in school-aged children and youth. Methods: An electronic search strategy

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A profile of the Youth Olympic Taekwondo Athlete

May 07, 2014

Our study aims to identify trends in anthropomorphic attributes and competitive strategies of successful (medalists) versus non medalist young Olympic Taekwondo competitors by gender in terms of body mass, body-mass index (BMI) and fighting technique at the Youth Olympic Games 2010. Results were then compared to adult Taekwondo Olympic athletes in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

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