Eating Disorders among Female Athletes
This paper discusses the reasons for eating disorders among female athletes and what can be done about it.
# 131124 | 1,000 words | 3 sources | APA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Medical and Health (Eating Disorders) , Psychology (Eating Disorders) , Sport (General) , Nutrition (General)
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This paper reviews eating disorders among female athletes. In particular, the paper looks at the seriousness of the problem and some possible explanations for why intelligent young women who should know better succumb to eating disorders that end their athletic careers or even their lives. With regards to the last sentence, the paper is especially interested in the societal pressures which act on these young women as well as the athletic pressures facing them as well - pressures which an irresponsible coach can exacerbate. In the end, the paper concludes that female athletes in North American society will only begin to insulate themselves from eating disorders when they begin asking tough questions en masse - and when they listen to their bodies, themselves, and physicians instead of anyone else.
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