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Women athletes at higher risk of health issues

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All athletes run the risk of an injury, but females face a unique set of health issues.
Research has shown women who play sports have higher rates of osteoporosis, eating disorders and menstruation problems.
Now a new report suggests pediatricians start looking for symptoms of these conditions during adolescence -- an important time for bone mass development.
Early warning signs include a lack of menstruation, low bone density, cardiovascular problems or not consuming enough calories.
 

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