Helping female athletes achieve a healthy mind, body - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Helping female athletes achieve a healthy mind, body

The female athlete triad is a combination of three conditions: low calorie intake, menstrual function and loss of bone density. It can affect girls in all sports and put them at risk for more injuries, poor performance and long-term bone health issues.

Kelsey Logan, MD, director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s, says some young women have eating disorders leading to this, but for many athletes, the problem is simply not eating enough calories (having enough body energy) to support the physical activity she’s doing.

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