A collection of material centered around both RED-s and the Female Athlete Triad, to educate and share knowledge with athletes.
IOC 2018 Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport Consensus Statement (RED-s )
International Olympic Committee updated statement on relativel energy deficiency in sport, backed by research.
The Hungry Athlete – A Two Part Series on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-s)
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, there’s a chance you’ve heard about Relative Energy Deficiency in sport (or RED-s). The syndrome, which can impact bone health,
Restricting my eating to become an elite runner wasn’t just wrong – it was dangerous
I had all the signs of a dangerous cycle in athletics known as Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S), I just didn’t know it at the time
Prevalence of Low Energy Availability in Competitively Trained Male Endurance Athletes
Background and Objectives: Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) has been introduced as a broad-spectrum syndrome leading to possible dysfunction in numer
Endurance Exercise Training and Male Sexual Libido : Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
ted questionnaires and was used to assess elements of physical characteristics, exercise training habits, and libido of participants (n = 1077). Three evidence-
Opinion | I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike
Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.” Then her body started breaking down.
Menstruation cycles mapped by app helps coaches boost team performance – ABC News
The Brisbane Lions Women’s team are tracking their menstrual cycles using an app so coaches can analyse the data to optimise player recovery and performance in a bid to help…
“The Female Athlete” with Dr Kirsty Elliot-Sale – Institute of Performance Nutrition
Episode 106 of the Guru Performance ‘We Do Science’ podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss “The Female Athlete” with Dr Kirsty Elliot-Sale PhD (Nottingham Trent University, UK) In…
Cyclist’s eating disorder warning
A Wales Academy cyclist says obsession with body image and losing weight took him to a “pretty dark” place.
Energy Deficiency Suppresses Bone Turnover in Exercising Women With Menstrual Disturbances. – PubMed – NCBI
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Aug 1;104(8):3131-3145. doi: 10.1210/jc.2019-00089.
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) by Dr Margo Mountjoy
Dr Margo Mountjoy talks about the pathophysiology and evolution of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). She discusses the implications of RED-S in te…
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport in Male Athletes: A Commentary on Its Presentation Among Selected Groups of Male Athletes. – PubMed – NCBI
Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2018 Jul 1;28(4):364-374. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.2018-0182. Epub 2018 Jul 24.
Energy deficiency in sport: when the quest for leanness hurts health and performance
The quest for better performance by losing excess weight is hazardous. As Alicia Filley explains, a long term calorie insufficiency can lead to serious health problems and reduced performance –…
2018 UPDATE: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) | BJSM blog – social media’s leading SEM voice
By Dr Nicky Keay @nickyKfitness What updates are presented in the IOC consensus statement on RED-S 2018? Prevention Awareness is the key to prevention, yet RED-S continues to go unrecognised. Less…
Are cyclists under-fuelling to breaking point? – Cycling Weekly
Chronic under-fuelling may be endemic among cyclists, according to research — and if so, we’re storing up a bone health timebomb
Implications of Low Energy Availability for Male Cyclists
You’ve likely heard about the Female Athlete Triad, but male athletes can also suffer health problems as a consequence of Low Energy Availability.
The Risks of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports
Relative Energy Deficiency in sports, or RED-S, affects male and female athletes, and can be detrimental to health and performance.
Energy deficiency in athletes: the road to recovery (and better performance)
Alicia Filley explains why insufficient energy intake is so hazardous for endurance athletes and how to ensure that a lack of calories doesn’t dent your health.
Ruth Winder’s National Championships Win Almost Didn’t Happen
The Trek-Segafredo pro speaks for the first time about the serious health issue that nearly held her back, RED-s.
IOC consensus statement on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S): 2018 update
In 2014, the IOC published a consensus statement entitled ‘Beyond the Female Athlete Triad: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)’. The syndrome of RED-S refers to ‘impaired physiological functioning caused…