In this week's episode we speak to Dr Kate Ackerman about Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S).
Dr Ackerman is a world leading physician and Medical Director of the female athlete programme at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she is leading the way in healthcare for female athletes. Dr Ackerman has also published a vast number of research papers including on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and the Female Athlete Triad.
In our interview we cover, what is RED-S, how it is different to the Female Athlete Triad, what is low energy availability, what's the impact of having low energy availability in athletes, what are the long term implications of RED-S, how do you screen for it and what do we need to do to increase awareness of the condition?
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Dr Kate Ackerman: https://www.childrenshospital.org/directory/physicians/a/kathryn-ackerman
Dr Kate Ackerman on Twitter: @DrKateAckerman
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RED-S info: https://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/programs/f-_-n/female-athlete-program