oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Women and sport: Menstrual disorders in the active, underweight female
|Article Title||Women and sport: Menstrual disorders in the active, underweight female|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Publication Date||Apr 2005|
|Pages||2 - 6|
|Keyword(s)||Amenorrhoea, Gonadal hormones, Gonadotrophin, Hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, Hypothalamus ovarian feedback, Late menarche, Metabolic rate, Metabolism of oestrogen, Obsessive compulsive tendencies, Undernutrition and Uterine maturation|
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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