The purpose of this study is to outline the experience of three elite, collegiate male endurance runners presenting with characteristics of a potential male version of the Female Athlete Triad and undergoing clinical treatment and intervention for bone stress injuries (BSIs) and/or hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Using data extracted from a larger, prospective study on nutrition interventions to prevent bone stress injuries, three athletes (two presenting with BSIs and the third presenting with significant hypogonadotropic hypogonadism) were followed throughout their collegiate athletic career. Each athlete exhibited nutritional deficits and consulted with a sports dietitian to optimize their energy status and facilitate recovery from their Triad-related injuries. This case series provides clinical evidence that male endurance runners may be susceptible to a Triad parallel to the Female Athlete Triad, with significant clinical sequelae being the development of bone stress injuries or hypogonadism that may stem from low energy availability.
|Commitee:||Nattiv, Aurelia, Wang, Long|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nutrition, Gender studies|
|Keywords:||Bone stress injury, Endurance running, Female athlete triad, Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, Low energy availability, Male athlete|
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