Does weight-bearing exercise protect against the effects of exercise-induced oligomenorrhea on bone density?

@article{Pearce1996DoesWE,
  title={Does weight-bearing exercise protect against the effects of exercise-induced oligomenorrhea on bone density?},
  author={Gillian Pearce and Shona L. Bass and Noel Young and Carmelo Formica and E. R. BernsteinJeffrey I. Seeman},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={1996},
  volume={6},
  pages={448-452}
}
Does weight-bearing exercise offset bone loss associated with oligomenorrhea? If so, bone mineral density (BMD) will be stable at weight bearing sites but decrease at non-weight-bearing sites with increasing duration of oligomenorrhea. To test this hypothesis, BMD (g/cm2), was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in 41 oligomenorrheic ballet dancers aged 17.7±0.2 years (mean ± SEM) and 46 age-matched controls with normal menstrual function. BMD correlated negatively with the duration of… CONTINUE READING