Bone mineral density after resumption of menses in amenorrheic athletes.

@article{Drinkwater1986BoneMD,
  title={Bone mineral density after resumption of menses in amenorrheic athletes.},
  author={Barbara L. Drinkwater and K L Nilson and Sascha Ott and Charles H. Chesnut},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1986},
  volume={256 3},
  pages={380-2}
}
Amenorrheic athletes have been found to have a lower vertebral bone mineral density (BMD) than matched groups of eumenorrheic athletes. This study reports changes in BMD over a 15.5 month period in athletes who regained menses, athletes who remained amenorrheic, and athletes with regular cycles. The BMD was measured at two sites on the radius and at the lumbar vertebrae (L-1 through L-4), using single- and dual-photon densitometry, respectively. Changes in vertebral BMD were significant for the… CONTINUE READING

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