Tips for Athletes

Preventing Relative Energy Deficiency in Young Female Athletes

It can start innocently enough. A young female athlete pushes herself harder than usual, but doesn't consume more calories to compensate for the extra energy burned. This can lead to a condition called "relative energy deficiency in sport," or RED-S.

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