Dr. Margo Mountjoy, Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University is a sports medicine clinician and an academic. She is the lead author of the 2018 IOC concensus statement on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S, previously known as the "Female Athlete Triad"). In this episode we discuss RED-S, it's symptoms and root cause, screening and diagnosis, treatment and recovery and more.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Health and performance consequences of RED-S
-The root cause of RED-S: energy deficincy
-Prevalence, risk groups and risk factors, and early warning signs of RED-S
-RED-S in female and male athletes - beyond the female athlete triad
-How to avoid RED-S
-Energy deficiency and calorie deficit: what is an acceptable range during periods of weight loss?
-Screening and diagnosis, treatment, and recovery time course of RED-S
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