Endogenous Hyperandrogenism and Exercise Capacity Lessons from the Exercise-Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Model

Eliakim, Alon; Nem, Dan
December 2010
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism;Dec2010, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p1213
Academic Journal
The article discusses a research study on exercise performance and how endogenous hyperandrogenism can affect it based on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and describes lessons that can be learned from the unique exercise-congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) model. It explores polycystic ovary syndrome in female athletes, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and CAH implications on obesity during childhood. Conclusions indicated the possible beneficial effects of endogenous hyperandrogenism on exercise capacity.


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