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Men with RED-S Have Lower Testosterone Levels, Poor Bone Health and Low Resting Metabolism

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"RED-S syndrome is characterized by low energy availability. This happens when athletes eat too little compared with the energy they expend when exercising. In women, the absence of menstruation has been a clear sign of this, but men do not have an equally clear indicator", explains Thomas Birkedal Stenqvist.

RED-S stands for 'Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport'. Previously it was called 'Female Athlete Triad' and was characterized as a female disease. In 2014, it was established that men are also at risk of developing the syndrome, and it was given a new name.

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