Eating disorders in female athletes.

  title={Eating disorders in female athletes.},
  author={Jorunn Kaiander Sundgot-Borgen},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={17 3},
Eating disorders can lead to death. The prevalence of subclinical and eating disorders is high among female athletes, and the prevalence of eating disorders is higher among female athletes than nonathletes. Athletes competing in sports where leanness or a specific bodyweight is considered important are more prone to develop eating disorders than athletes competing in sports where these factors are considered less important. It appears necessary to examine true eating disorders, the subclinical… CONTINUE READING