Physical Exercise Delayed Menarche and Amenorrhea

Does intense exercise cause delayed menarche and amenorrhea of athletes, or do late maturers choose to be athletes and dancers? We found that the mean age of menarche of 38 college swimmers and runners was 13.9 ± 0.3 years, significantly later (p < 0.001) than that of the general population (12.8 ± 0.05 years), in accord with other reports. However, the mean menarcheal age of the 18 athletes whose training began before menarche was 15.1 ± 0.5 years, whereas the mean menarcheal age in ffi <n r « -R Q. c

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Peanuts can leave you breathless. Cat dander can lead to itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, coughing and sneezing. And most of us have suffered through those seasonal allergies with horrible pollen counts. Learn more...

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