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Are Knee Injuries Tied to Menstrual Cycle? University of Texas Study



11/16/2012 6:26:44 AM

Female athletes’ monthly hormone changes may cause their higher rate of knee problems, report researchers who say specific exercises could ward off injury.

Hormone changes during a woman’s menstrual cycle and the resulting fluctuations in nerve activity may be a major reason female athletes have more knee injuries than their male counterparts.

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