The effects of intense exercise on the female reproductive system.

@article{Warren2001TheEO,
  title={The effects of intense exercise on the female reproductive system.},
  author={M. Warren and N. Perlroth},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2001},
  volume={170 1},
  pages={
          3-11
        }
}
Women have become increasingly physically active in recent decades. While exercise provides substantial health benefits, intensive exercise is also associated with a unique set of risks for the female athlete. Hypothalamic dysfunction associated with strenuous exercise, and the resulting disturbance of GnRH pulsatility, can result in delayed menarche and disruption of menstrual cyclicity. Specific mechanisms triggering reproductive dysfunction may vary across athletic disciplines. An energy… Expand
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