Young runners may have more PMS symptoms

March 17, 2015 5:20 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Adolescent runners may be more likely to get premenstrual syndrome (PMS) than those who don't exercise, particularly if they are older when they first get their periods, a small study suggests.

The findings contradict prevailing wisdom about PMS that recommends exercise to ease symptoms such as fatigue, muscle aches, bloating and mood swings. With just 125 participants, though, the study is too small to be the final word on PMS and athletes, write the researchers.

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