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High Incidence of Disordered Eating in Female Gymnastics

While reliable statistics on the number of gymnasts affected by disordered eating or female athlete triad-related problems are not available, the stories of how such celebrated gymnasts as Nadia Comaneci, Cathy Rigby and Kathy Johnson struggled with disordered eating suggests, as one article put it, that women gymnasts are "designed for the disease." What statistics there are suggest that a significant percentage of gymnasts, particularly at the elite levels, are affected

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