Cincinnati—Pregnant women in their first trimester, age 18-39, are
needed to participate in a study on maternal bone mineral content
(BMC). Bone growth is known to be stimulated by load-bearing exercise,
such as tennis. It is also known that during reproductive years women
are at peak bone mass growth. Researchers are studying pregnant women
who play only tennis regularly and pregnant women who do not exercise.
Half of each group of women will receive calcium supplement tablets.
The data from this study will be used to determine if women who
participate in a load-bearing exercise and take calcium supplements
show an increase in BMC. The study involves non-invasive tests. Study
volunteers will receive prenatal vitamins, travel reimbursements, and
For more information, call Mina at (513) 558-4297.