Higher prevalence of eating disorders among adolescent elite athletes than controls.

  title={Higher prevalence of eating disorders among adolescent elite athletes than controls.},
  author={Marianne Martinsen and Jorunn Kaiander Sundgot-Borgen},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={45 6},
PURPOSE The objective of this study is to examine the prevalence of eating disorders (ED) among female and male adolescent elite athletes and nonathletic controls. METHODS This was a two-phase study, including a self-report questionnaire (part I) followed by clinical interviews (part II). The total population of first-year students at 16 Norwegian Elite Sport High Schools (n = 677) and two randomly selected high schools (controls, n = 421) were invited to participate. The questionnaire was… 

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