Wake Forest All-American keeper Aubrey Bledsoe
is working with Wake Forest health and exercise science professor Peter Brubaker
to study bone health in athletes. Bledsoe and her twin sister were diagnosed with juvenile osteoporosis -- porous or brittle bones -- when they were 13 years old.
“Being a soccer goalkeeper," Bledsoe says, "I was breaking almost every finger." She is now working with Brubaker to figure out long-distance runners, particularly women, are more likely than
athletes in other sports to develop osteoporosis later in life. A team of researchers began conducting preliminary tests over the summer.
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