High serum cortisol levels in exercise-associated amenorrhea.

  title={High serum cortisol levels in exercise-associated amenorrhea.},
  author={Jia-an Ding and C B Sheckter and Barbara L. Drinkwater and Michael R. Soules and William J. Bremner},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={108 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether basal cortisol levels are elevated in exercise-associated amenorrhea. DESIGN Survey, with hormone levels measured weekly for 1 month and patients followed clinically for 6 months. SETTING Volunteers were recruited through media advertisements and fliers. PARTICIPANTS Ninety-two women were enrolled; 71 (77%) completed the study. Subjects were grouped by menstrual and activity histories reported by a self-administered questionnaire. After 6 months, final… CONTINUE READING

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