Adolescents recovering from anorexia nervosa can expect to resume menstruation and normal fertility potential when they reach 92 percent of their body weight for height, according to a study in the summer 1994 Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology.

Weight gain did not guarantee return of menses among 83 anorexic adolescents, but at follow-up, 83 percent of those who had regained 92 percent or more of normal body weight were menstruating, researchers reported. All patients, who wished to become pregnant, conceived within a year after returning to their normal weight.

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