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MRI reveals menstrually-related muscle edema that negatively affects athletic agility in young women

Body Composition Assessment
Sawai et al.
Used Parameters : Body Composition

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan

Journal : PLoS One

Context About 10% of Japanese female athletes are afflicted by menstrually-related edema, mainly in the lower limbs, and, with few studies on this problem, the effect on performance remains unclear. Objective To quantitatively evaluate fluid retention in the calf in female students over their menstrual cycle using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to determine the relationship of MRI changes and athletic performance. Design The menstrual cycle was divided into 5 phases: menstrual, follicular, ovulatory, early luteal, and late luteal …
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