Primary dysmenorrhea and physical activityGOLOMB, LISA M.; SOLIDUM, ARNELI A.; WARREN, MICHELLE P.Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: June 1998 - Volume 30 - Issue 6 - pp 906-909 Epidemiology Abstract Author Information Primary dysmenorrhea and physical activity. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 906-909, 1998. It has been widely claimed that exercise is beneficial to dysmenorrhea, yet solid evidence is lacking. Studies investigating this relationship have been reviewed for this paper. Most showed decreased prevalence and/or improved symptomatology with exercise. However, controlled longitudinal studies involving women with confirmed primary dysmenorrhea who are sufficiently blinded to the study objectives are necessary before a definite relationship between exercise and dysmenorrhea can be established. Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center; and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY Submitted for publication November 1995. Accepted for publication January 1997. Address for correspondence: Michelle P. Warren, M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Dept. of OB/GYN, 630 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032. © Williams & Wilkins 1998. All Rights Reserved.