n International SportMed Journal - The female athlete triad : FIMS position statement 2011
|Article Title||The female athlete triad : FIMS position statement 2011|
|© Publisher:||International Federation of Sports Medicine|
|Journal||International SportMed Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Freiburg, Germany|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||156 - 159|
|Keyword(s)||Eating disorders, Energy availability, Female athlete, Menstrual cycle disturbances and Osteoporosis|
Increasing psychological and physiological demands on young female athletes, as well as the pressure from society for a lean and slim body can result serious health risks. Briefly, the triad is a combination of menstrual disturbances (amenorrhea or dysmenorrhoea), which may lead to a low mineral content of the bones and the risk of osteoporosis, and eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or a combination of both), while the athlete undertakes excessive exercise.
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