Unformatted text preview: Module 3 --- Article 4 RESOURCES FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD
PROFESSIONAL AND PATIENT RESOURCES Female Athlete Triad is published as 2 guidelines in fact-sheet format, 1 for pediatricians and 1 for parents, coaches, and athletes. They are published as part of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Sports Shorts series. As defined in the guidelines for pediatricians, “the combination of 3 interrelated conditions—disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis—has been termed the female athlete triad. . . . Athletes at highest risk include those in sports that emphasize leanness (eg, gymnastics, ballet, diving, figure skating) or endurance sports (eg, distance running, swimming, cross-country skiing).” The guidelines are free and are available on the Web. http://www.aap.org/sections/sportsmedicine/PDFs/SportsShorts_08.pdf
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- Physician, Olympic sports