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Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S)

12 Jun, 2020

A multidimensional health issue

The presentation covers:

What is RED-S? Relative energy deficiency in sport 

  • Definition
  • How it was developed and the link with the female athlete triad
  • The underlying aetiology of RED-S: low energy availability

What are the consequences of low energy availability?

  • Physiological
  • Psychological 
  • Athletic performance

How to determine energy availability

  • Discussion of methods and limitations

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About the Presenter

Katie Schofield is a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato, where she is researching the physiological and socio-psychological aspects of energy availability in elite athletes. She has completed degrees in exercise science, nutrition, and a Master of Physical Education at the University of Otago, NZ. Katie has many years of personal experience in the application of sport science theory to sport performance. She was a member of the NZ elite track cycling team between 2012-2016, competing at multiple World Championship events. A diagnosis of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) in 2014 was the catalyst for her doctoral studies which will contribute to further understanding this complex and multidimensional health issue. 

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