Seasonality and the prediction of weight at resumption of menses in anorexia nervosa

Angela Favaro, Paolo Santonastaso
Fertility and Sterility 2009, 91 (4): 1395-7
Predictors of weight at resumption of menses were studied in 118 subjects with lifetime anorexia nervosa who recovered their ovarian function without hormonal therapies. About 64% of subjects had menses resumption during spring/summer season. The body mass index (BMI) at resumption of menses was significantly predicted by BMI at amenorrhea, highest lifetime BMI, levels of hostility, and spring/summer season at the time of recovery.

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