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    With a doctor's guidance, most women can engage in sports or some form of regular physical activity when they're breastfeeding.

  • Vitamin and Mineral Needs of Athletes

    Although some research suggests high activity levels in athletes may increase their vitamin and mineral needs, there are no official guidelines for micronutrient recommendations specific to athletes at this time.

  • 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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