female athlete triad


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female athlete triad

a syndrome comprising eating disorders, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis; results from excessive physical training.
A ‘condition’ seen in some female elite athletes—especially in those who over-train—which results in increased morbidity and mortality, characterised by disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and osteoporosis

female athlete triad

Sports medicine A 'condition' seen in some ♀ elite athletes–especially in those who overtrain, which results in M&M—characterized by disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, osteoporosis. See Elite athlete, Gymnastics, Overtraining.

fe·male ath·lete tri·ad

(fē'māl ath'lēt trī'ad)
A combination of disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis, commonly seen in adolescent and young adult female athletes.
Synonym(s): female triad.

Female athlete triad

A combination of disorders frequently found in female athletes that includes disordered eating, osteoporosis, and oligo- or amenorrhea. The triad was first officially named in 1993.
Mentioned in: Oligomenorrhea

fe·male ath·lete tri·ad

(fē'māl ath'lēt trī'ad)
Syndrome comprising eating disorders, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis; results from excessive physical training.
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Female athlete triad coalition consensus statement on treatment and return to play on the Female Athlete Triad.
Physicians can find helpful resources about the syndrome from the Female Athlete Triad Coalition at femaleathletetriad.org, she said.
The female athlete triad exists in both elite athletes and controls.
Disordered eating and female athlete triad. Clinical Sports Medicine, 19, 199-213.
The female athlete triad is defined as the relationships among energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density associated with athletic training that may manifest into disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis, according to the American College of Sports Medicine.
The female athlete triad's low energy availability leads to the other two components (menstrual disorders and low bone mineral density), and this has implications for prevention.
* Young female athletes who train very intensely may be al risk for developing "Female Athlete Triad." This disorder consists of three harmful conditions: eating disorders, disruptions in menstrual cycle, and osteoporosis.
Commentary A on 'The evolution of the Female Athlete Triad' is timely with the author Anne Loucks being heavily involved in the revision of the American College of Sports Medicine consensus statement due very soon.
The female athlete triad. American Family Physician, 61(11), 3357-3364, 3367.
Kasis and Igbesias (23) described a condition known as female athlete triad characterized by eating disorder, amenorrhoea and osteoporosis.
The female athlete triad. The Physician and Sports Medicine, 22, 60-68.