Health Risks and the Teen Athlete

Offers a comprehensive evaluation of the linkages, both positive and negative, between sport and adolescent health risks. The Women's Sports Foundation presents these findings in order to foster serious dialogue over the benefits and risks of adolescent athletic participation. The fact that sports has positive impacts on many young people's lives cannot be argued. This report analyzes some of the multifaceted connections of the sports experience to the health, safety, and fitness of American teenagers.

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Health Risks and the Teen Athlete (Full Report) (PDF 5083k)

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Published May 28, 2001
By Women's Sports Foundation

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