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Unformatted text preview: o Increased disease risk associated with greater levels of overweight and obesity Ideal Weight and Percent Body Fat Varies Across Individuals • Ideal weight and percent body fat varies across individuals • Average adult percent body fat: o Men: 15-18% o Women: 22-25%- Minimum percent of body fat considered safe for food health: Men: 5% Women: 12% • How low is too low? o The female athlete triad is ONE situation that highlights the problem with very low body fat o Characterized by three things Low energy availability/eating disorders Amenorrhea and menstrual disorders Decreased bone mass and increased risk of stress fractures and osteoporosis • Consequences of the Female Athlete Triad o Decreased exercise performance o Increased risk of fracture o Loss of reproduction function o Nutrient deficiencies and fluid/electrolyte imbalance...
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course KIN 110 taught by Professor Lass during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08