The Female Athlete Tetrad

The Female Athlete Tetrad

The female athlete triad put forth by the ACSM in 1997 was defined as a triad of disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis affecting female athletes. Research on the female athlete triad for the past decade or so has culminated in an updated definition published by ACSM. The 2007 ACSM positional stand looks at each disorder as it exists on a continuous spectrum instead of a serious pathologic endpoint. Read Full Article in PDF Patient Educational Handout NOTE: The Female Athlete Triad has now become the Female Athlete Tetrad. Medical researchers have added cardiovascular disease after discovering that many women with the other three health issues often have a dysfunction with thier blood vessels, making them more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases. Patient Handout For more Info go to http://www.femaleathletetriad.org/