Influence of menstrual cycle phase on pulmonary function in asthmatic athletes

  title={Influence of menstrual cycle phase on pulmonary function in asthmatic athletes},
  author={Kristin I Stanford and Timothy Derek Mickleborough and Shahla Ray and Martin R Lindley and David M. Koceja and Joel M. Stager},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
The main aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between menstrual cycle phase and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) in female athletes with mild atopic asthma. Seven eumenorrheic subjects with regular 28-day menstrual cycles were exercised to volitional exhaustion on day 5 [mid-follicular (FOL)] and day 21 [mid-luteal (LUT)] of their menstrual cycle. Pulmonary function tests were conducted pre- and post-exercise. The maximal percentage decline in post… CONTINUE READING
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