J Clin Densitom 2021 Jan 30. Epub 2021 Jan 30.
Division of Endocrinology, Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (HUCFF-UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Female Athlete Triad, initially described as the association of disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis, was further redefined to focus on low energy availability (EA), which has a central role in development of hypoestrogenism and low bone mineral density (BMD). However, the contribution of each variable, that is, low EA and hypoestrogenism, for bone derangements is still an open question. To evaluate body composition and bone status in long-distance triathletes without hypoestrogenism, as compared to non-athletes, using DXA and HR-pQCT, and the influence of EA. Read More