The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is the worldâ€™s largest primary care sports medicine organisation and one of BJSMâ€™s 23 member societies. It provides authoritative education for the public as well as for athletes and health professionals.
BJSM is proud to host AMSSM experts discussing the potentially life-threatening condition that is widely known as â€˜The Female Athlete Triadâ€™. Dr Elizabeth Joy (Salt Lake City) and Dr Aurelia Nattiv (UCLA, Los Angeles) are both researchers and clinicians in this field so they provide a great overview as well as practical tips for athletes, parents and health professionals in this 20-minute podcast. (AMSSMâ€™s guest host is Dr Britt Marcussen, U of Iowa).
They are two of the lead authors on the 2014 International Consensus Statement on this topic: Br J Sports Med. 2014 Feb;48(4):289. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-093218. http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/48/4/289.long
2:00m - What is the â€˜Female Athlete Triadâ€™?
4:30m - What type of athletes are at risk? What should I look for?
6:15m - Energy availability, eating disorders, disordered eating. The role of anorexia nervosa, bulimia. Is this an essential element?
8:30m - Practical tips for parents. What to watch out for?
14:20m - If a parent is concerned what is the next step?
16:00m - What is the role of sport restriction in treating this condition?
21:00m - Take home messages: early recognition is key; seek help. An experienced multidisciplinary team (psychologists, nutritionist, sports physician) is key.
The definitive â€˜Female Athlete Triadâ€™ consensus statement in the BJSM: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/48/4/289.long
A complementary perspective on the issue â€“ the IOCâ€™s consensus statement: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/48/7/491.long
A 2015 podcast by the IOCâ€™s Dr Margo Mountjoy â€“ on the IOCâ€™s perspective: http://ow.ly/XpkYO
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