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How Much Do You Need to Account for the Menstrual Cycle When Prescribing Exercise?

Jessica Linde, M.S. recently completed her masters thesis investigating the impact of the menstrual cycle on exercise performance of female athletes who experienced normal menstrual cycles (no birth control, no menstrual disorders like PCOS). She found that exercise performance for these females was completely unaffected by the menstrual cycle. Here is a news article describing […]

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Effect of Estrogen on Endothelial Function

Introduction Sex hormones play a role in many physiological processes throughout the body (1). Specifically, these hormones are chemical messengers that bind to receptors and cause a variety of effects on target tissues. Estrogen is a female sex hormone that is secreted by the ovaries (2). For the purpose of this review, we will discuss […]