By Morgan Mandriota, January 10, 2020

“The female-athlete triad involves the interrelatedness of menstrual dysfunction, poor energy availability, and bone mineral density effects,” as a result of consistent high-intensity exercise, says Kecia Gaither, M.D., M.P.H., double board-certified in ob-gyn and maternal-fetal medicine, director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Basically, the FAT includes three main side effects: a lack of energy, menstrual irregularities, and/or bone deficiencies, and you can develop it as a result of working out too much or not consuming sufficient nutrients.

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