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Activity Number 174953, Level 2

The authors summarize the 40 years of research findings on LEA. They provide information on the causes, signs of and interventions for LEA. While much is understood about this condition, the authors underscore the necessity for future studies. They highlight the need for more information on the differences in impact of LEA has between male and female athletes.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe low energy availability (LEA) and the model of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDs).
  2. Recognize causes of LEA.
  3. Select treatment and prevention strategies for LEA and REDs.
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  • CDR 1.0 CPEU
  • FCDN 1.0 CPEU

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), provider number LI001. Registered dietitians (RDs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for successful completion of this program/material, CPE Level 2. Activity Number 174953.

LWW is approved as a provider of continuing education for the Florida Council for Dietetics and Nutrition.

Professions: Dietetic Professional
Test Code: NT0323DP
Published: Mar/Apr 2023
Expires: 3/6/2026
Sources: Nutrition Today
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Megan A. Kuikman, MSc; Louise M. Burke, PhD, APD