Relationship between athletic performance and menstrual cycle.

  title={Relationship between athletic performance and menstrual cycle.},
  author={Constance Marie Lebrun and Jane Susannah Rumball},
  journal={Current women's health reports},
  volume={1 3},
The female sex steroid hormones have multiple actions on body systems other than the reproductive axis. Female athletes, coaches, medical professionals, and researchers have long been concerned about the potential impact of menstrual cycle fluctuations in these hormones on components of athletic performance. Estrogen is known to affect the cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING