What was the study asking?
If physical activity levels and body mass index are associated with irregular periods and heavy menstrual bleeding in Australian women.
What did they find?
That irregular periods were more common in women who were overweight and obese. While in average-weight women higher physical activity levels reduced the odds of heavy menstrual bleeding.
What is the take-home Message?
Effective management of irregular periods and heavy menstrual bleeding involves a multi-faceted therapeutic approach.
Mena et al. Prospective associations between physical activity and BMI with irregular periods and heavy menstrual bleeding in a large cohort of Australian women. Human Reproduction 2021; 36 (6): 1481-1491.
For more information on menstrual irregularities you can read this blog post: Methylation and Female Reproductive Health.