Navigation Links
Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes
Date:6/21/2012

THURSDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Shortfalls in the screening of female college athletes for a trio of medical issues called the "female athlete triad" could put them at risk for lifelong health problems, according to a new study.

The triad refers to the interrelationship between energy availability, menstrual function and bone mineral density. Research has shown that many female athletes do not take in enough nutrition, which leads to the absence of menstrual periods, and loss of bone density and strength.

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers surveyed 257 NCAA Division I universities to find out when and how often athletes underwent physical examinations and had their health histories checked. The researchers also evaluated the pre-participation examination forms used to further assess athletes' health.

Sixty-three percent of the university athletic programs only completed a full medical history and examination on freshmen and transfer athletes, instead of on all athletes every year or every two years.

Only 9 percent of the universities had nine or more of the 12 Female Athlete Triad Coalition screening recommendations on their pre-participation exam forms, the investigators found.

"For an accurate picture, these forms really need to include a 72-hour food record to measure energy intake," corresponding author Dr. Anne Hoch, professor of orthopedic surgery and director of the women's sports medicine program, said in a Medical College of Wisconsin news release.

"An exercise history or an accelerometer, which is an inexpensive way to measure energy expenditure, is also helpful. These screening tools may result in early identification of athletes at risk for the triad," she added.

Further research is required to determine the most sensitive and specific items to include on a screening tool for the Female Athlete Triad, the researchers suggested.

The study was published in a recent online edition of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about the female athlete triad.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Medical College of Wisconsin, news release, June 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. A better tool to diagnose tuberculosis
2. Job injuries among youth prompt calls for better safety standards
3. Students focus on creating a better cervical collar
4. Out-of-hand tree nut consumption associated with better diet quality in children and adults
5. Kidney cancer patients do better when whole kidney is not removed, U-M study shows
6. Kidney Cancer Patients Fare Better With Tumor Removal Only
7. New Psoriasis Drugs Not Much Better Than Standard Therapy, Study Finds
8. Hispanics Seem to Have Better Odds of Lung Cancer Survival
9. Which ads are winners? Your brain knows better than you do
10. Better health in adulthood starts with early prevention in childhood
11. MR enterography is as good or better than standard imaging exams for pediatric Crohns patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Botelho advocates for the mass media launching of ... gives people ongoing opportunities to share their unfortunate experiences; such a movement can ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... serve communities in and around the greater Phoenix metropolitan region, is announcing a ... , The mission of the Homeless Youth Connection is to promote community awareness ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... DrugDev again demonstrated its dedication to reducing the ... early adopters completing EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce. ... of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Silhouette Instalift is a ... smoothing and tightening the skin of the face to create more youthful features. ... with very little downtime, Silhouette Instalift is a novel, minimally invasive facial procedure ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Linda, Ca (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... attain that funding is with useful, properly analyzed data. The team at Beckman Coulter ... to address the 'need for speed' and the need to operate in a GLP ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... True Health Diagnostics today announced a ... and management expertise to hospital systems throughout ... doctors and patients to benefit from state-of-the-art biomarker ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161208/447162LOGO ... to contain costs, have struggled to keep up ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Information products and services provider Elsevier ... Scopus , the world,s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed ... journals from over 5,000 publishers. The new set of metrics will ... and when to adjust a journal,s editorial strategy. ... , , ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016 A Small Business Innovative Research ... of Health (NIH) to Phoenix -based ... The grant will seek to determine an optimal ... utilizes electromagnetic waves to treat Alzheimer,s Disease. The grant ... to possibly treat other neurologic disorders such as Parkinson,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: