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Exercise-induced amenorrhea and bone health in the adolescent athlete.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18574231     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Female participation in high school athletics has increased 800% in the last 30 years. The problem of exercise-induced amenorrhea was initially thought to be analogous to hypoestrogenism, but recent studies suggest that nutritional issues underlie most of the pathophysiology and that the mechanism is different from that seen in the primary hypogonadal state. Exercise-induced amenorrhea can be an indicator of an energy drain, and the presence of the other components of the female athlete triad-bone density loss and eating disorders-must be determined as well. Addressing skeletal problems related to nutritional and hormonal deficiencies in this population is of very high priority.
Michelle P Warren; Abigail T Chua
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1135     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-24     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  244-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 W. 168th Street, PH 16-128, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amenorrhea / etiology*,  physiopathology*
Bone Density
Eating Disorders / complications*

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