Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Irritable bowel syndrome may be underdiagnosed in athletes

For some athletes, intense workouts can send them running to the bathroom rather than the finish line—if they're able to exercise at all, that is. A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Elite female athletes at greater risk of eating disorders

An extremely slender and toned body, strict diet, low body fat and a BMI of 18.5, but still worried about her body shape. Are these the traits of a person with an eating disorder? A top athlete? Or both?

Psychology & Psychiatry

The surprising role of childhood trauma in athletic success

The story of Canadian speed skater and cyclist Clara Hughes, the first ever Olympian to win multiple medals in both the summer and winter games, is a story of triumph over adversity. Before she was hard into endurance sports, ...

Cardiology

Is endurance training bad for you?

In 2012, Belgium scientists published a study that concluded that repeated bouts of intensive endurance exercise at the elite level may result in the pathological enlargement of the right ventricle, which, according to the ...

Health

Calculating the best time to compete after altitude training

Altitude training is a popular practice used by elite athletes to improve endurance in competitions, such as marathons and cycling races, that take place at sea level. Training at in a lower-oxygen environment (at elevations ...

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