ABT.she References

Below are various papers specific to female athletes. If you know of other papers we should look at, please share! email us at ( results @ athletebloodtest.com)

Effects of Menstrual Cycle 

  1. The effect of the menstrual cycle on exercise metabolism: implications for exercise performance in eumenorrhoeic women. 2010
  2. Menstrual cycle phase and sex influence muscle glycogen utilization and glucose turnover during moderate-intensity endurance exercise. 2006
  3. Effects of menstrual cycle phase on athletic performance. 1995
  4. Menstrual cycle: no effect on exercise cardiorespiratory variables or blood lactate concentration. 2007
  5. Circadian rhythms, sleep, and the menstrual cycle. 2007
  6. Antioxidant protection during the menstrual cycle: the effects of estradiol on ascorbic-dehydroascorbic acid plasma levels and total antioxidant plasma status in eumenorrhoic women during the menstrual cycle. 2006
  7. Changes in bone resorption during the menstrual cycle.1999
  8. Menstrual cycle rhythmicity: metabolic patterns in healthy women. 2018
  9. Cyclic fluctuations in human serum lipid and apolipoprotein levels during the normal menstrual cycle: comparison with changes occurring during oral contraceptive therapy. 1991
  10. MRI reveals menstrually-related muscle edema that negatively affects athletic agility in young women. 2018
  11. Changes in macronutrient, micronutrient, and food group intakes throughout the menstrual cycle in healthy, premenopausal women. 2016 
  12. Effect of Menstrual Cycle Phases on Plasma Lipid and Lipoprotein Levels in Regularly Menstruating Women. 2017
  13. The Effects of Menstrual Cycle Phase on Exercise Performance in Eumenorrheic Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 2020
  14. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328294878_On_exercise_thermoregulation_in_females_interaction_of_endogenous_and_exogenous_ovarian_hormones 

Micronutrient Changes Across the Cycle 

  1. Iron regulation in athletes: exploring the menstrual cycle and effects of different exercise modalities on hepcidin production 2014
  2. Variations in iron-status measures during the menstrual cycle. 1993
  3. alpha-Tocopherol concentrations in plasma but not in lipoproteins fluctuate during the menstrual cycle in healthy premenopausal women. 1998
  4. Effect of menstrual cycle phase on the concentration of individual carotenoids in lipoproteins of premenopausal women: a controlled dietary study. 1998
  5. Analytical and biological variation of biomarkers of oxidative stress during the menstrual cycle. 2008
  6. vitamin D metabolite across the menstrual cycle: a systematic review 2019
  7. vitamin D and reproductive hormones across the menstrual cycle 2020
  8. folate, homocysteine and the ovarian cycle among healthy regularly menstruating women
  9. Changes in copper and zinc plasma concentrations during the normal menstrual cycle in women. 2010
  10. variations in plasma volume and micronutrient biomarkers across the menstrual cycle 2019 *it’s a dissertation, not a published manuscript but still useful

Minimizing PMS 

  1. A Pilot Randomized Treatment-Controlled Trial Comparing Vitamin B6 with Broad-Spectrum Micronutrients for Premenstrual Syndrome. 2020
  2. A lecithin phosphatidylserine and phosphatidic acid complex (PAS) reduces symptoms of the premenstrual syndrome (PMS): Results of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial. 2018
  3. *do not recommend women take St. John’s Wart for PMS management, shown to decrease ovarian follicle counts in a dose-dependant manner https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29755030
  4. Vitex agnus castus for premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a systematic review. 2017
  5. Micronutrients and the Premenstrual Syndrome: The Case for Calcium 2000
  6. The Potential for Dietary Supplements to Reduce Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms 2000 (spoiler alert, only Ca has strong evidence)