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Exercise-associated amenorrhea: are altered leptin levels an early warning sign?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20086494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although the exact cause of the female athlete triad (amenorrhea, disordered eating, and osteoporosis) is unknown, recent research implicates leptin, a hormone that is secreted by adipocytes. Leptin may be an important indicator of nutritional status and may also play a role in reproductive function. Physicians who develop a plan for early recognition and treatment of exercise-induced amenorrhea now may prevent the more serious consequences of osteopenia and osteoporosis later.
Authors:
Michelle P Warren; Russalind H Ramos; Emily M Bronson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, 10032, USA. mpw1@columbia.edu.
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