Annotated Bibliography – Nature vs. Nurture
(Eating Disorders in Sports)
Nanci, H. (n.d). Athletes' hunger to win fuels eating disorders. USA Today. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=4&hid=108&sid=31311eaf-b919-4f19-89a3-14bb34d54865%40sessionmgr114&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=rch&AN=J0E127639281306 Kimiko Hirai Soldati, a 2004 Olympic diver, remembers exactly when her bulimia started. A college coach in Pennsylvania wanted her to come talk about the importance of healthy eating to his team of female cross-country runners because they were competing with each other at dinner to see who could eat the least. At least one-third of female athletes have some type of disordered eating, according to two studies of college athletes done by eating disorder experts, one in 1999 by Craig Johnson of the Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital in Tulsa and another in 2002 by Katherine Beals, now at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. About 2% to 3% of female college athletes have full-fledged, diagnosable eating disorders, about the same as the general population, according to several studies. "Your scholarship may be on the line or you may want to get a scholarship. Or you may want to be the starter on your team or be taken to the meets. Being a female in this culture, it's hard to have a normal relationship with food, and on top of that almost every athlete in the aesthetic sports has to watch what she eats. It's hard not to cross over and become obsessive." Kate, M. (2012). Athletes 'pushed 'pushed towards anorexia'. Sunday Times, The, 11. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=6&hid=108&sid=31311eaf-b919-4f19-89a3-14bb34d54865%40sessionmgr114&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=rch&AN=7EH60298491 A female athlete who was a member of Team GB at the last Olympics, developed an eating disorder after being told to lose weight. Jessica Ennis, the...
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