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Recognition and rehabilitation of the female athlete triad/tetrad: a multidisciplinary approach. Curr Sports Med Rep 2013 May-Jun;12(3):190-9

Date

05/15/2013

Pubmed ID

23669090

DOI

10.1249/JSR.0b013e318296190b

Abstract

While the benefits of physical activity are numerous, the female athlete triad poses a significant health risk to young athletes. Emerging research links the triad to endothelial dysfunction--a sentinel event in cardiovascular disease--suggesting that this complex interplay of metabolic and endocrine factors may be described more accurately as a tetrad. Effective treatment of the triad/tetrad requires a multidisciplinary approach. Emphasis must be placed on prevention, recognition, and treatment of triad for the promotion of healthy nutritional and activity profiles in female athletes across their lifespans.

Author List

Temme KE, 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

Amenorrhea
Athletic Injuries
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Female
Humans
Osteoporosis
Patient Care Team
Syndrome
Women's Health