Clinical tips from Dr. Kathryn Ackerman on how to manage athletes with low energy availability


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Dr. Kathryn Ackerman talks in this podcast to Dr. Liam West about the hot topic of energy availability in sport giving us clinical tips to manage athletes we suspect might be at risk of the consequences of low energy availability. Dr. Ackerman has undertaken board certification in Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. This training has cumulated in positions as Medical Director of the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Director of the Sports Endocrine Research Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Kathryn’s research focuses on the Female Athlete Triad and the various aspects of Relative Energy in Deficiency in Sport. Related Articles IOC Concensus Statement: RED-S - Misunderstanding the FAT - IOC RED-S Clinical Assessment Tool - Associated Podcasts AMSSM Sports Medcast- Female Athlete triad - Thoughts from the England Football CMO - Margo Mountjoy on the REDS debate - Podcast Quote

Low energy availability happens to others, it can happen to men, it can happen to disabled athletes.

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