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effect of menstruation on test results

Research has been conducted to determine the influence of the menstrual cycle on bioelectrical impedance testing (1,2). The results indicate that there is no significant effect.
1Chumlea WC, Roche AF, Guo S, Woynarowska B. The influence of physiologic variables and oral contraceptives on bioelectric impedance. Human Biology, 59: 257-270, 1987.
2Gleichauf CN, Roe DA. The menstrual cycle's effect on the reliability of bioimpedance measurements for assessing body composition. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 50: 903-907, 1989.
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