Endocrinology and metabolism
Research group leader:
Eating disorders, weight loss, and intensive physical exercise are the commonest causes of menstrual disturbances in young women.
Angelica Lindén Hirschberg's research group is studying the basic hormonal mechanisms and genetic links between metabolism and reproduction and between ovarian failure and abnormal sexual development.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest genetic cause of hormonal disturbances in women of fertile age. Menstrual disturbances and hyperandrogenic states are common in elite female athletes.