Too many exercising women aren't eating enough

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 3 September 2015
Woman running.

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A stark warning that too many exercising women are not eating enough, with potential serious impacts on their fertility as well as bone and heart health.

Dr Stella Milsom, Senior Reproductive Endochrinologist at National Women's Health in Auckland says she sees women every week who exercise for recreation but don't understand how to nourish their bodies adequately. We also hear from Dr Carlene Starck, an athlete and sport and exercise scientist from Massey University, and Dr Holly Thorpe, Waikato University Senior Lecturer in Sport and Leisure studies and convenor of the Female Athlete Health Symposium which begins today.