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Wake star Bledsoe seeks answers to causes of osteoporosis

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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