Pituitary LH reserve suggests high risk of bulimia in amenorrheic women

Rossella E. Nappi, Isabella Neri, Françoise Veneroni, Franco Polatti, Federica Piccinini, Fabio Facchinetti

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Abstract

The present study was aimed at investigating a) the risk of having bulimia in a heterogeneous population of secondary amenorrhea; b) the LH and FSH secretion under basal and stimulated conditions (GnRH challenge) according to the presence of bulimic risk in our study population; c) the clinical and endocrine factors predictive of the bulimic risk in amenorrheic women. Amenorrheic women (n=73; age: 23.1±4.8 yrs; BMI:20.2±2.2 kg/m2) filled in a self rating scale for bulimia (BITE) and were classified accordingly, as being at low risk (score

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-730
Number of pages10
JournalPsychoneuroendocrinology
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • Amenorrhea
  • BITE
  • BMI
  • Bulimia
  • Gonadotropins
  • Pituitary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Psychology(all)

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