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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Low fat diets associated with amenorrhoea

This study was published in Clinical Endocrinology 1999 Feb;50(2):229-35
Study title and authors:
Functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea: a partial and reversible gonadotrophin deficiency of nutritional origin.
Couzinet B, Young J, Brailly S, Le Bouc Y, Chanson P, Schaison G.
Service d'Endocrinologie et des Maladies de la Reproduction, Hôpital Bicêtre, France.
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This study examined factors that lead to functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea. The study included 12 women (aged 22-35 years) with functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea and 12 age and body mass index (BMI) matched normal menstruating women.

Regarding fat intake, the study found that women with functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea  consumed significantly less fat compared with the age and body mass index (BMI) matched normal menstruating women.