Honors Projects

Abstract

A study was composed to analyze the three components of the female athlete triad: disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. The cyclic behavior of these three components and determination of which of the pillars of the triad is the most dangerous was also focused on. In order to test the prevalence of disordered eating among women’s collegiate teams, a brief survey was distributed and analyzed among athletes at Bowling Green State University. In addition to confirming that women in aesthetic sports experience a greater amount of disordered eating on the team, the survey also identified women that participated in sports perceived as “masculine” also experienced a high prevalence of disordered eating and were determined as high risk sports teams for the female athlete triad.

Major

Health Science

First Advisor

Dr. Lee Meseve

First Advisor Department

Biological Sciences

Second Advisor

Christine Haar

Second Advisor Department

Nutrition Sciences

Publication Date

Spring 2014