Chapter 23. The Female Athlete

  1. Ronald J. Maughan PhD
  1. Myra A. Nimmo PhD

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch23

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

How to Cite

Nimmo, M. A. (2008) The Female Athlete, in Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport (ed R. J. Maughan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch23

Editor Information

  1. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156387

Online ISBN: 9781444303315

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Keywords:

  • female athlete;
  • best women athletes and their performance;
  • menstrual cycle effect;
  • oral contraceptive administration effect;
  • energy systems;
  • menstrual cycle disorders;
  • IOC position stand (IOC Medical Commission 2005);
  • menstrual cycle phase and oral contraceptive administration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Performance

  • Energy systems

  • Menstrual cycle disorders

  • Energy balance

  • Nutrition

  • Immunology and inflammation

  • Extreme environments

  • Conclusions

  • References