Effects of menstrual cycle phase and oral contraceptive use on intermittent exercise

  title={Effects of menstrual cycle phase and oral contraceptive use on intermittent exercise},
  author={Nicholas Lynch and Myra A. Nimmo},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
Five women using low-dose, monophasic oral contraceptive (OC) agents (OC group) and ten normally menstruating women (Non-OC group) performed a treadmill protocol to determine the effect of OCs and the menstrual cycle (MC) on intermittent exercise performance and some commonly used metabolic markers. The Non-OC group were tested once in the mid-follicular phase (MFP) and once in the late luteal phase (LLP) of the MC, while the OC group performed their first test within 1 week of taking the OC… CONTINUE READING


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