According to a recent study, 1 in 10 Italian women surveyed said that stress incontinence (or involuntary leakage of urine) caused them to give up their favorite athletic endeavor. The study surveyed 679 women who were all still experiencing regular periods and took part in non-competitive sports. Of the women, 1 in 7 admitted to already suffering from stress incontinence and 1 in 3 of those affected said that stress incontinence occurrs solely during sport activities. The most "risky" sports for involuntary leakage are basketball, "athletics," and tennis or squash. [Eureka Alert]
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