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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 3 December 2012

Low dietary fat intake associated with hypothalamic amenorrhea

This study was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 1998 Jul;83(7):2309-12
Study title and authors:
Decreased leptin levels in normal weight women with hypothalamic amenorrhea: the effects of body composition and nutritional intake.
Miller KK, Parulekar MS, Schoenfeld E, Anderson E, Hubbard J, Klibanski A, Grinspoon SK.
Neuroendocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA.
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This study investigated factors that may lead to hypothalamic amenorrhea (hypothalamic amenorrhea is a condition in which menstruation stops for several months due to a problem involving the hypothalamus). The study included 21 women with hypothalamic amenorrhea who were compared with 30 age-, weight-, and body fat-matched women with normal menstruation.

Regarding fat intake, the study found that women with hypothalamic amenorrhea consumed 48% less fat than women with normal menstruation.