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Research by David Evans

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Low intake of dietary fat is associated with higher rates of hypothalamic amenorrhea

This study was published in the Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation 1994 Jan-Mar;1(1):84-8

Study title and authors:
Hypothalamic amenorrhea and hidden nutritional insults.
Warren MP, Holderness CC, Lesobre V, Tzen R, Vossoughian F, Brooks-Gunn J.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York, USA.

This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9419753

The study examined the association between nutritional intake and hypothalamic amenorrhea. The study included 18 amenorrheic women who were compared to 36 normal women.

The study found:
(a) The amenorrheic women consumed 78% more fibre than the normal women.
(b) The amenorrheic women consumed 24% less fat than the normal women.

The data from the study reveals that amenorrheic women consume more fibre and less fat than normal women.