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They wanted to find some possible reasons why women have more ACL injuries.
In this study, they were looking at the effects of estradiol and temperature, of which
both have been known to affect connective tissue. They were the first investigators
to measure and control for temperature in an ACL study. The purpose of the study
was to investigate how estradiol levels, and tissue temperature related to ACL
elasticity, and knee flexibility.

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