Nutrition A Slides 04.04 part 1

Risk for female developing low bone density

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Unformatted text preview: intake deficits on hormone production or the body’s metabolic function body “female-athlete triad” Female athletes with irregular periods are at risk for Female developing low bone density, osteoporosis and bone fractures fractures Women at high risk of bone fractures are those with Women “female-athlete triad” of disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis and Abnormal menstrual cycles are not normal part of Abnormal training, normal periods must be re-instated by increased caloric intake caloric Suppressed testosterone levels due to calorie deficits in Suppressed males may be parallel to menstrual irregularities in females females Disrupted Female Hormones Disrupted ATHENA (Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise & ATHENA Nutrition Alternatives) is a school-based team -centered prevention program for female athletes on middle and high school sports, dance and cheer leading teams. ATHENA’’s content and sequence are designed s to reduce disordered eating and use of body shaping and other drugs, while promoting healthy nutrition and exercise. Wrestling Wrestling “Making weight” is a common practice Making among wrestlers among Many wrestlers “cut” 1 to 20 pounds in a Many few days many times during a high school or college career or That makes wrestling a contest of rapid That weight loss weight Weight class Weight Wrestlers want to stay in the lowest weight Wrestlers class possible class – fast – “sweat the weight off” – vomit after eat...
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