Sport, exercise and the menstrual cycle: where is the research?

  title={Sport, exercise and the menstrual cycle: where is the research?},
  author={G. Bruinvels and R. Burden and A. McGregor and K. Ackerman and M. Dooley and T. Richards and C. Pedlar},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={487 - 488}
  • G. Bruinvels, R. Burden, +4 authors C. Pedlar
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Despite a decreasing gender gap in exercise participation, there still remains a significant under-representation of women included in sport and exercise medicine research studies.1 A review of 1382 sport and exercise research studies involving over 6 million participants, from 2011 to 2013, found the representation of women to be 39%.1 The complexities of the menstrual cycle are considered major barriers to the inclusion of women in clinical trials. Historically, partially due to concerns of… CONTINUE READING
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