16 Jul '17, 7pm

Persistent injuries could be a sign that energy intakes are not matching outputs

With an estimated 725,000 people in the UK affected by eating disorders , it’s no surprise that amateur and competitive runners are among these. Much discussion around this subject has tended to focus on the female athlete triad - as a medical condition found in physically active girls and women, which can result in low caloric energy availability, irregular or missing periods and low bone mineral density. However, a statement published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine specified that the phenomenon itself is not as simple as a triad of symptoms – it’s a syndrome caused by overall energy deficiency that impacts the body as a whole, affecting the immune system, heart health, protein synthesis and psychological health, in addition to the triad and more. This syndrome has been given the title Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). Most importantly, RED-S doesn’t...

Full article: https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/health/running-eating-diso...

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