Female Athlete Triad: Future Directions for Energy Availability and Eating Disorder Research and Practice

Nancy I. Williams, Siobhan M. Statuta, Ashley Austin

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Abstract

Despite more than 3 decades of research on the Female Athlete Triad, research gaps remain. Although low energy availability (EA) is the key etiologic factor in the Triad and the pathways to low EA are varied, its effects can be modified by several factors. Accurate screening, diagnosis, and treatment of disordered eating are a challenge; however, recent techniques combined with novel educational and behavior interventions prove promising. Recently published practice-based guidelines have helped to translate Triad science and should improve as they are refined. This article identifies the current state of research and distinguishes areas that require further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-686
Number of pages16
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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