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What increases the risk of having the female athlete triad?

There are several risks of having female athlete triad, however some of the most common include:

  • Participation in sports that require weight management, such as gymnastics, dance, or distance running
  • Over-exercising to improve sport skills
  • Over-bearing or controlling parents and/or coaches
  • Social influences from media or peers.

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