Bone density is compromised in amenorrheic women despite return of menses: a 2-year study.

@article{Jonnavithula1993BoneDI,
  title={Bone density is compromised in amenorrheic women despite return of menses: a 2-year study.},
  author={S Jonnavithula and Michelle P. Warren and Richard P. Fox and Mar{\'i}a I. L{\'a}zaro},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1993},
  volume={81 5 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={
          669-74
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of estrogen deprivation on bone mass in young women in whom large bone mass increases are known to occur. METHODS Over 2 years, nine amenorrheic and 21 normal women were studied, classified into exercising (dancers) and sedentary subjects. An integrated estrogen exposure score was used to determine estrogen response during the 2 years of study. Bone mineral density was measured by single and dual photon absorptiometry in the spine, wrist, and foot… CONTINUE READING

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