Female Athlete Triad | Causes & Risk Factors


What are the risk factors for female athlete triad?

  • Being a competitive athlete
  • Playing sports that require you to check your weight often or maintain a certain weight
  • Not having time to spend with your friends because your sport takes up all your free time
  • Exercising more than is necessary for your sport
  • Being pushed by your coach or your parents to win at all costs


The Female Athlete Triad by JA Hobart, MD, and DR Smucker, MD, MPH (American Family Physician June 01, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000601/3357.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00