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The Female Athlete Triad describes the clinical and physiological basis of each the three components that make up the Female Athlete Triad (i.e., disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis). Dr. Williams provides up-to-date information regarding the warning signs and symptoms of the Female Athlete Triad, as well as recommendations for prevention and treatment of each of these conditions that comprise the Triad.
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Nancy I. Williams, Ph.D., FACSM, is currently an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology at Penn State University. She received her B.S. in Biology from Bucknell University in 1984. She earned an M.S. from The Ohio State University in 1986, and an Sc. D. from Boston University in 1992. Dr. Williams completed postdoctoral studies in reproductive sciences at the Primate Research Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Endocrine Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Williams' research interests focus on the interactions between metabolism, endocrinology, and reproductive function. She has performed both clinical and basic research utilizing humans and animal models.