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The female athlete triad: prevalence in military women.
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PMID:  10495633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to define the prevalence of the female athlete triad, i.e., the simultaneous occurrence of disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis, in military women. A total of 423 active duty female soldiers participated in a three-part prospective, cross-sectional study. Part 1 entailed completing the Eating Disorder Inventory and a clinical interview with those women "at risk" for an eating disorder. Part 2 consisted of a clinical evaluation and laboratory studies of any woman with menstrual irregularities. Part 3 evaluated the bone mineral density of all women meeting the inclusion criteria for parts 1 and 2 using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Of the 423 active duty women who participated in the study, no subject exhibited the full female athlete triad. Thirty-three women (8%) had an eating disorder and 109 women (26%) were at risk for an eating disorder. Our results suggest that the female athlete triad is not a clinically significant problem for the Army.
T D Lauder; M V Williams; C S Campbell; G Davis; R Sherman; E Pulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  164     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-07     Completed Date:  1999-10-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  630-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amenorrhea / epidemiology*
Athletic Injuries / epidemiology*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Eating Disorders / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Military Personnel / statistics & numerical data*
Osteoporosis / epidemiology*,  radionuclide imaging
Population Surveillance
Prospective Studies
Washington / epidemiology

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