Published in Women's Health Weekly, April 11th, 2002
The study used female cynomolgus monkeys, which have a menstrual cycle similar to that of women. Researchers at Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh found that by increasing food intake the subjects could reverse cases of exercise-induced amenorrhea.
Researcher Nancy I. Williams, assistant professor of kineseology and physiology at Penn State, said the menstrual disruption found in athletes was similar to that in nonathletes who simply don't eat enough. Although the exact mechanism is unclear, she...
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