Episode 50: The menstrual cycle and female athlete performance/Michael Bowers of Campus Cycles
While women can do pretty much anything men can athletically this doesn't mean that there aren't important differences between the sexes. The most important of those relates to the female menstrual cycle with its complex interplay of hormones and their effects on various systems and cells. As scientists and physiologists have learned more about those effects, some have suggested that women may perform differently depending on where they are within their cycle. But is this true? I am joined by Shama Padwarthan, an obstetrician and gynecologist to discuss this and to review the evidence. Plus, a conversation with Michael Bowers of local bike shop Campus Cycles to learn how 2020 has impacted his business and how he is planning for the future.
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