Autonomy, eating disorders and elite gymnastics: ethical and conceptual issues

  title={Autonomy, eating disorders and elite gymnastics: ethical and conceptual issues},
  author={Andrew Bloodworth and Mike J McNamee and Jacinta Tan},
  journal={Sport, Education and Society},
  pages={878 - 889}
ABSTRACT Participation in elite sport, and in particular those sports with special demands in terms of weight and shape, is associated with a higher risk for eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa [Sundgot-Borgen, J., & Torstveit, M. K. (2010). Aspects of disordered eating continuum in elite high intensity sports. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 20, 112–121]. We report upon research exploring eating attitudes and behaviours within elite gymnastics. The study comprised… 

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