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2012-06-06 21:36:13

Female athletes, particularly those involved in high level college sports at the NCAA Division I level, are particularly prone to a trio of medical issues called the "female athlete triad." A new study conducted by sports medicine researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin found there are some possible shortfalls in the methods used to screen these athletes for the triad, and that could put athletes at risk for lifelong health problems. The findings are published in the Clinical...

2011-04-07 08:05:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It was recently reported that women with low body fat, including runners and dancers as well as women with eating disorders, may be able to restore their fertility and reduce their risk of bone fractures by taking doses of the hormone leptin. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) offered the first definitive proof that a lack of leptin contributes to hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) -- a condition in which menstrual periods of women cease, triggering...

2011-04-05 00:07:50

Treatment could help athletes, women with eating disorders Women with extremely low body fat, including runners and dancers, as well as women with eating disorders, are prone to develop hypothalamic amenorrhea, a condition in which their menstrual periods cease, triggering such serious problems as infertility and osteoporosis. Now, a study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) offers the first definitive proof that a lack of leptin contributes to hypothalamic...

2009-06-05 07:17:18

Doctors have issued a warning for some female athletes. Unhealthy eating habits observed in ballerinas and runners can lead to health complications with long-lasting consequences. When females don't eat enough to offset the energy they spend, they can stop menstruating (amenorrhea), putting them at risk for cardiovascular and bone density deficits typical of older, postmenopausal women. Two separate studies examined the effects of amenorrhea on female athletes. The first focused on...

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2009-06-01 14:17:29

Young female professional dancers face the same health risks as young female athletes when they don't eat enough, U.S. researchers found. Sports medicine researcher Anne Hoch of The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee said that some girls who play sports or exercise intensely are at risk for female athlete triad -- a combination of disordered eating, osteoporosis and amenorrhea, which means a loss of menstruation. A female athlete can have one, two, or all three parts of the triad....

2009-05-31 09:22:35

Important prevention tips for young female athletes A study led by sports medicine researcher Anne Hoch, D.O., at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee has revealed that young female professional dancers face the same health risks as young female athletes when they don't eat enough to offset the energy they spend, and stop menstruating as a consequence. "These two components of the female athlete tetrad put them at higher risk for the other two; the cardiovascular and bone density...

2008-08-26 12:00:00

By Olivier Uyttebrouck Journal Staff Writer Louise Cox-Walker doesn't want to take medications to prevent bone loss, and a new online tool helped convince her doctor that she doesn't need them. "I'll do whatever I have to do not to take drugs," said Cox- Walker, who is in her 60s and fears side effects of osteoporosis medications, which can include irritation of the stomach or esophagus. Her physician, Dr. E. Michael Lewiecki, recently used a new online tool called FRAX to assist his...

2008-07-27 03:00:36

By Seppa, Nathan Athletic girls face hormone imbalance from too few calories SAN FRANCISCO - Roughly one-fourth of high school and college female athletes stop having periods at some point, far more than the 2 to 5 percent rate in women overall, surveys have shown. A new study reveals a hormone imbalance that might help doctors identify girls at risk of losing their monthly cycle. A stoppage of periods, amenorrhea, results in temporary infertility and can reduce bone density. Previous...

2007-12-28 06:00:09

By Panay, Nicholas Pritsch, Maria; Alt, Jeannette Abstract Secondary amenorrhea in women with normal estrogen levels increases the risk of endometrial carcinoma. Cyclical dydrogesterone induces regular withdrawal bleeding and effectively protects the endometrium of postmenopausal women receiving estrogens. In order to assess the efficacy of dydrogesterone in inducing regular withdrawal bleeds in premenopausal women with secondary amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea and normal estrogen levels, a...

2007-11-09 06:00:15

By Thompson, Sharon H Abstract. The Female Athlete Triad is a life-threatening syndrome defined by disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. Objective and Participants: The author's purpose in this study was to examine female cross-country runners' (N = 300) calcium consumption, along with the prevalence of 2 components of the triad: disordered eating and menstrual dysfunction. Methods: The author used measures including the Orientation to Exercise Questionnaire, Calcium Rapid...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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