Female Athlete Athletes Case Study
Professor S. Perez
TSEM: Body Image
3 May 2015
Eating Disorders and the Female Athlete Triad
It is estimated that approximately 10 million females in the United States struggle on a day to day basis with an eating disorder (Eating Disorder Statistics & Research). Of those 10 million, female athletes have a 20% higher risk of developing an eating disorder. According to the ANAD, female athletes who participate in aesthetic sports such as gymnastics, figure skating, and cross country, are at the highest risk. There are a variety of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating. Out of those three, anorexia and bulimia have the highest prevalence in females at about 4% that have or do struggle with these disorders …show more content…
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