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Pediatrics. 2005 Dec;116(6):1557-64.

Promotion of healthy weight-control practices in young athletes.

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  • Pediatrics. 2006 Apr;117(4):1467.


Children and adolescents are often involved in sports in which weight loss or weight gain is perceived as an advantage. This policy statement describes unhealthy weight-control practices that may be harmful to the health and/or performance of athletes. Healthy methods of weight loss and weight gain are discussed, and physicians are given resources and recommendations that can be used to counsel athletes, parents, coaches, and school administrators in discouraging inappropriate weight-control behaviors and encouraging healthy methods of weight gain or loss, when needed.

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