JILL S. LINDBERG, M.D.; WILLIAM B. FEARS, M.D.; MARJORIE M. HUNT, B.S.; MALCOLM R. POWELL, M.D.; BOLL DANIEL, M.D.; CHARLES E. WADE, Ph.D.
Exercise-induced menstrual dysfunction develops in 10% to 40% of female runners, depending on various factors including distance run, percent of body fat, and previous history of menstrual dysfunction (1-4). We examined the effects of exercise-induced amenorrhea on bone mineral content in female runners.
Women were divided into five major groups: Group 1 included 11 amenorrheic runners who had no menses for the previous 6 months; Group 2, 5 oligomenorrheic runners, whose menses occurred every 6 weeks to 6 months; Group 3, 15 eumenorrheic or normal runners running a minimum of 20 miles per week; Group 4, 14 eumenorrheic normal controls not
LINDBERG JS, FEARS WB, HUNT MM, POWELL MR, DANIEL B, WADE CE. Exercise-Induced Amenorrhea and Bone Density. Ann Intern Med. ;101:647–648. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-5-647
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(5):647-648.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Metabolic Bone Disorders.
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