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Advances in management of the female athlete triad and eating disorders. Clin Sports Med 2011 Jul;30(3):551-73

Date

06/11/2011

Pubmed ID

21658548

DOI

10.1016/j.csm.2011.03.005

Abstract

Although there are numerous benefits to women from athletic participation, a complex combination of endocrine and metabolic factors exaggerates risk for a serious health concern: the female athlete triad. The purpose of this article is to provide updates on new issues related to the triad, specifically the relationship between athletic-associated amenorrhea and endothelial dysfunction-a potential fourth component to the triad that is a concern for future cardiovascular risk, public health issues, and athletic performance. Folic acid should be considered a potential safe and inexpensive therapeutic treatment to restore endothelial-dependent vasodilation.

Author List

Zach KN, Smith Machin AL, Hoch AZ

Author

Anne Hoch DO Professor in the Orthopaedic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Amenorrhea
Athletes
Bone Density
Drug Therapy
Energy Intake
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Female
Folic Acid
Humans
Menstruation
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