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Connections: Eating disorders in athletes

Mar 8, 2018

A number of elite athletes have come forward in recent months to share their struggles with eating disorders. They say the pressure to win and maintain a specific body weight and shape put them on a dangerous path.

We talk about the symptoms of eating disorders in athletes, and the most effective ways to recognize and treat them. Our guests:

  • Dr. Katie Rizzone, M.D., sports medicine physician at URMC
  • Gina Giannetti, sports dietitian for URMC Sports Medicine
  • Ali Wilkosz, clinical director of The Healing Connection
  • Amy O’Sullivan, former college soccer player, and advocate for eating disorder awareness