Call for Papers – Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S)

by | Oct 17, 2023 | Call for Papers, Special Issue

PeerJ Life & Environment Special Issue focusing on energy deficiency in athletes

“We look forward to seeing exciting new literature on the physiological, biochemical, and nutritional perspectives of athletes in the context of relative energy deficit in athletes (RED-S). I also anticipate contributions beyond this scope.” – Kenichi Shibuya, Professor, Niigata University of Health and Welfare and Mana Miyamoto, Assistant Professor, Niigata University of Health and Welfare

Athletes display a higher prevalence of psychological conditions, menstrual irregularities, decreased bone density, and anaemia compared to the general population. Many of these issues can be attributed to energy deficiency relative to energy expenditure. To address the physical and mental challenges faced by athletes and promote a healthier athletic lifestyle, we aim to consolidate knowledge pertaining to athletes’ relative energy deficiency, menstrual problems, bone density issues, metabolism during exercise, and the various physiological complications arising from their metabolic processes.

Our objective for this Special Issue is to comprehensively investigate various facets and issues related to energy deficiency via original research, relevant literature reviews, the development and validation methodologies against the current alternatives and contributions from diverse fields within the realm of sports. Furthermore we aim to present innovative insights that will influence the future of sports medicine, sports physiology, sports chemistry and sports nutrition.

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