Risk Factors for Disordered Eating in Athletes
Athletic Therapy Today
The use of diet manipulation as a potential ergogenic aid is prevalent in high school and college athletes. Many athletes experiment with their diet in order to find something that might give them a competitive edge. However, studies have indicated that most athletes, particularly women, generally make poor dietary choices and thus are more susceptible to nutrient inadequacies (Clark, 1991: Clarkson and Haynes, 1994).
Koszewski, Wanda, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Barton P. Buxton.
"Risk Factors for Disordered Eating in Athletes."
Athletic Therapy Today, 2 (2): 7-11.