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Date

2015

Abstract

High school athletes are uniquely vulnerable to developing disordered eating. Athletes in general have a higher incidence of eating disorders than does the general population and over 90% of new eating disorders are diagnosed in individuals under 25 years of age. Even in sub-clinical eating disorders, the long-term health consequences can be dire. High school coaches and athletes are aware of eating disorders as a concept but do not regularly receive education of anorexia athletica, its signs and symptoms, and how to intervene in suspected cases. This project created a 10 min YouTube video that high school coaches and athletes can use to develop basic recognition and early intervention skills.

Keywords

eating disorders, athletes, high school, college, sports, female athlete triad, anorexia

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Medical Education | Primary Care