Follicle stimulating hormone and its rate of change in defining menopause transition stages.

@article{Sowers2008FollicleSH,
  title={Follicle stimulating hormone and its rate of change in defining menopause transition stages.},
  author={Maryfran R. Sowers and Huiyong T Zheng and Daniel S. McConnell and Bin Nan and Siob{\'a}n Denise Harlow and John F. Randolph},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2008},
  volume={93 10},
  pages={3958-64}
}
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to identify menopause transition stages using acceleration or deceleration patterns of FSH rates of change from the late reproductive years to postmenopause. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS Participants were the Michigan Bone Health and Metabolism Study cohort of 629 women, aged 24-44 yr (in 1992/3), with 5757 annual FSH data points over a 14-yr period. DESIGN/MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The study was designed to relate acceleration/deceleration patterns in… CONTINUE READING

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