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Female Athlete Triad or RED-S?

Source: Wikimedia Commons and Piet.Wijker

You say “Female Athlete Triad”, I say “Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (aka: RED-S).” Which is correct? It’s a controversy. More to the point, how does a name affect treating sports injuries in athletes? We explain the issues and offer some answers. Hint: it matters much more than you may think.