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Eating Disorders in Sport

What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are complex and serious psychiatric conditions that develop in both men and women, and both athletes and non-athletes. Eating disorders occur in all sports, however sports that have shown to carry the greatest risk for eating disorders include those referred to as ‘lean’ sports. Lean sports are sports that have weight class requirements or those where a low body weight or lean body is believed to give a competitive advantage. These include gymnastics, diving, long-distance running, cycling, and wrestling. Eating disorders also tend to develop more in athletes who compete in judged sports compared to refereed sports. There are 3 main clinical eating

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