The relationship between long-distance running, plasma progesterone, and luteal phase length

M. Shangold, R. Freeman, B. Thysen, M. Gatz

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Abstract

The chronic effects of long-distance running upon the menstrual cycle were studied in a healthy, ovulatory 30-yr-old woman. Luteal phase plasma concentrations of follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, 17β-estradiol, and progesterone were compared during a control and a training cycle. The luteal phase was shorter in cycles of greater mileage. Mid-luteal phase plasma progesterone concentrations were significantly lower during training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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