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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Caloric restriction that produces a negative energy balance in underweight and normal weight, menstruating females is related to the development of hypothalamic amenorrhea.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Caloric restriction that produces a negative energy balance in underweight and normal weight, menstruating females is related to the development of hypothalamic amenorrhea” is true or false.

Introduction: Ovulatory processes refer to a period of elevated hormones during the menstrual cycle. These processes are sensitive to energy balance and can be interrupted by weight loss, low level of body fat, and negative caloric balance. Negative energy balance in the body can create a problem in ovulatory processes.

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Ovulatory processes are sensitive to the disruption caused by weight loss and low body fat. Women with caloric restriction can mostly suffer from negative energy balance, which leads to the development of hypothalamic amenorrhea. Hypothalamic amenorrhea refers to the condition in which menstruation cycle stop...

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