oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Women and sport: Menstrual disorders in the active, underweight female

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Young female ballet dancers attending professional schools or dancing in companies where body thinness is much admired, restrict their food intake and are highly active. The unusual eating habits and levels of activity of some of these dancers have been related to lack of menstrual cycles.

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