Dieting Danger: Female Athletes Limiting Calories More Likely To Get Stress Fractures

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    • Dieting Danger: Female Athletes Limiting Calories More Likely To Get Stress Fractures

      Female college athletes on low-calorie diets could be putting themselves at risk for stress fractures, according to new Saint Louis University research published in this month’s The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

      Researchers studied risk factors for exercise-related leg pain, including stress fractures in women participating in four popular fall sports – cross-country running, field hockey, soccer and volleyball.

      Women with "disordered eating," which includes eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia but more generally refers to insufficient caloric intake, were more likely to develop stress fractures as a result of decreased estrogen production, says researcher Mark Reinking, PT, Ph.D., chairman of the department of physical therapy at Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences.


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    • Re: Dieting Danger: Female Athletes Limiting Calories More Likely To Get Stress Fract

      Hey Chris whilst sorting through old threads I came across this and I thought of you. Not the disordered eating bit but the fact that you have lost lots of weight, maybe your estrogen is too low?