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What about low cholesterol? (Part III of III)


Last updated 5/31/2007 at Noon

Amenorrhea in female athletes is commonly considered “normal.” An athlete’s body may not be healing and repairing after workouts even though she is taking in massive amounts of protein in the form of protein shakes, bars and low-fat meats to build muscle and get a leaner appearance. She may even greatly reduce her fat intake. The logic seems right according to popular nutritional theories, but why isn’t her body healing and repairing?

She may have significant gastrointestinal issues. In the case of one particular athlete no matter how much protein she was taking in, she was not get...

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