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Host Factors That Influence the Duration of Menstruation

Citation

Harlow, Siobán D. & Campbell, Benjamin C. (1994). Host Factors That Influence the Duration of Menstruation. American Journal of Epidemiology, 5(3), 352-5.

Abstract

We assessed the association between weight, exercise, and stress and the duration of menstrual bleeding in a 1-year prospective menstrual diary study of 166 college first-year women, age 17-19 years. Low weight-for-height increased expected bleed duration by 0.39 day. Dieting to lose weight reduced bleed length by 0.43 day. Women who did no moderate or hard exercise bled about a quarter of a day longer than women at the median level of physical activity.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00001648-199405000-00017

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Epidemiology

Author(s)

Harlow, Siobán D.
Campbell, Benjamin C.

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

5

Issue Number

3

Pages

352-5

Reference ID

556