We studied six eumenorrheic and 13 oligomenorrheic collegiate women athletes who were matched in all respects other than menstrual histories. There was a significant (P <.05) association between menstrual regularity and bone density. The severely oligomenorrheic subjects had modestly decreased plasma estrogen levels. These findings support the notion that plasma estrogen levels during adolescence play a significant role in the development of peak adult bone density in women.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1988|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Obstetrics and Gynecology