Amenorrhea Means Thinner Bones!

Amenorrhea in female atheletes is associated with less than optimal bone health. Researchers using new assessment technology have shown that amenorrheic endurance athletes have impaired bone microarchitecture compared to normal menorrheic athletes and nonatheletic controls. Also of great concern is the fact that most high-school track athletes incorrectly answered questions about bone loss and its…

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Women Who Exercise Strenuously Experience Menstrual Disturbances

The Winter Olympics are over, and it is time to reflect on possible side-effects of very strenuous exercise -- especially in women.When compared to sedentary women, those who exercise very strenuously tend to experience more difficulties with their menstrual cycle. And how much is too much?  Similar findings were discovered in earlier research when young women ran…

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