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How can the female athlete triad be prevented in teen girls?

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In brief: Keep it reasonable.

If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down.
The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating.

In brief: Keep it reasonable.

If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down.
The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating.
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