The Female Athlete: Are There Risks?

Many kids and young adults these days engage in athletics, whether it be recreational with friends or organized competition in leagues. One thing people don’t seem to focus on is the nutritional aspect and what it could be doing to young athletes’ bodies (such as the female athlete) without you even realizing it. If there is a high demand put on the body due to performance in sports, nutrients and energy are needed. Athletes seem to have the mentality of doing whatever it takes to succeed and be successful in the sport. If nothing is available, the body forces change which could lead to health concerns.

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