Chapter 17. Risk for Eating Disorders in the Young Athlete

  1. Helge Hebestreit and
  2. Oded Bar-Or
  1. Stefanie Gilbert,
  2. Lauren K. Silberstein and
  3. J. Kevin Thompson

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch17

The Young Athlete

The Young Athlete

How to Cite

Gilbert, S., Silberstein, L. K. and Thompson, J. K. (2007) Risk for Eating Disorders in the Young Athlete, in The Young Athlete (eds H. Hebestreit and O. Bar-Or), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch17

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156479

Online ISBN: 9780470696255



  • eating disorders;
  • young athlete;
  • body weight;
  • female athlete;
  • bone loss


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Female athlete triad

  • Research Supporting the Athletics-Eating Disorder Connection

  • Research Negating the Athletics-Eating Disorder Connection

  • Ethnic Differences

  • Male Athletes

  • Prevention Efforts for Coaches and Parents

  • Prevention Programs for Athletes

  • Directions for Future Research

  • References