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Role of energy balance in athletic menstrual dysfunction.
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PMID:  8744788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The cessation of menstrual function in the female athlete may reflect her inability to adapt to the environmental and lifestyle stressors associated with training and competition. As society's emphasis on thinness, dieting, and exercise continues to increase, so will the incidence of menstrual dysfunction in active females. Unfortunately, some individuals view athletic menstrual dysfunction as a benign consequence of strenuous exercise. Conversely, it is most likely a strong indicator of overtraining and a marker for future decrements in performance, and it can have long-term health consequences. Thus, it is imperative that the active female be appropriately educated regarding the adverse consequences of menstrual dysfunction and the interventions available. This paper focuses on the most current information regarding athletic menstrual dysfunction and its multifactorial etiology, especially the role of energy drain. In addition, common misconceptions, adverse health and performance effects, and available treatment options are discussed.
C A Dueck; M M Manore; K S Matt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sport nutrition     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1050-1606     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sport Nutr     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-04     Completed Date:  1996-11-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9307702     Medline TA:  Int J Sport Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287-0404, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amenorrhea / etiology*,  physiopathology,  psychology
Energy Metabolism*
Exercise* / physiology,  psychology
Sports Medicine

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