The IOC consensus statement: beyond
the Female Athlete Triad—Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)
Mountjoy M1,
Sundgot-Borgen J, Burke L, Carter S, Constantini N, Lebrun C, Meyer N, Sherman
R, Steffen K, Budgett R, Ljungqvist A.Br J Sports Med. 2014 Apr;48(7):491-7.
doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093502.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released a new consensus statement
regarding the Female Athlete Triad. This new document replaces the 2005 IOC
consensus statement and position stand on this topic. The goal of this document
is to “provide guidelines to the athlete health support team to guide risk
assessment, treatment and return-to-play decisions for affected athletes.” The
major sections of the document discuss “relative energy deficiency in sport”,
health and performance consequences of RED-S, male athletes, athletes of non-Caucasian
ethnicity, athletes with disability, screening and diagnosis, treatment
strategies of RED-S, clinical models for sport participation and
return-to-play, and a series of recommendations.