ERIC Number: EJ588792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Meatless Diets in Female Athletes: A Red Flag.
Loosli, Alvin R.; Ruud, Jaime S.
Physician and Sportsmedicine, v26 n11 p45-48 Nov 1998
Physically active adolescent girls and young women who eliminate meat from their diets risk developing protein, iron, and zinc deficiencies. Meatless diets signal the possibility of amenorrhea and/or disordered eating, with the attendant risk of osteoporosis. Physicians must educate young women, parents, and coaches about the risks of meatless diets and use pre-participation examinations to screen for such problems. (SM)
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