18. Eating Disorders and Athletes

  1. Professor Susan A Lanham-New3,
  2. Dr Samantha J Stear4,
  3. Dr Susan M Shirreffs5 and
  4. Dr Adam L Collins3
  1. Professor Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen1 and
  2. Ina Garthe2

Published Online: 14 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch18

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

How to Cite

Sundgot-Borgen, J. and Garthe, I. (2011) Eating Disorders and Athletes, in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, S. J. Stear, S. M. Shirreffs and A. L. Collins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 4

    Performance Influencers Limited, UK

  3. 5

    Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Norwegian School of Sport Science, Norway

  2. 2

    Norwegian School of Sport Science, Norwegian Olympic Sports Centre Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334685

Online ISBN: 9781444344905

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Keywords:

  • eating disorders and athletes;
  • disordered eating (DE), dieting and restrictive eating;
  • elite athletes, embodying concept of physical perfection;
  • disordered eating continuum;
  • diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa;
  • diagnostic criteria for eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS);
  • EDs, multifactorial and factors causing it;
  • athlete and healthcare team;
  • weight loss and dieting;
  • identifying athletes with DE, education and treatment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The disordered eating continuum

  • Prevalence of disordered eating and eating disorders in athletes

  • Risk factors for the development of disordered eating and eating disorders

  • Why are athletes dieting?

  • Health and performance consequences of disordered eating and eating disorders

  • How to approach athletes with symptoms of disordered eating and eating disorders

  • The athlete and the healthcare team

  • Training, energy expenditure and energy intake during treatment

  • Prevention of disordered eating and eating disorders

  • Summary

  • References

  • Further reading