Disordered Eating, Menstrual Irregularity, and Bone Mineral Density in Female Runners


Authors:Cobb, K. L., Bachrach, L. K., Greendale, G., Marcus, R., Neer, R. M., Nieves, J., Fran Sowers, M., Brown, B. W., Gopalakrishnan, G., Luetters, C., Tanner, H. K., Ward, B. and Kelsey, J. L.
N=91 competitive female distance runners. Elevated scores on the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) correlated with oligo/amenorrhea. Disordered eating is strongly related to any menstrual irregularity in young female distance runners.