Episode 34 with Dr. Emily Kraus: Low Energy Availability, Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, and Bone Health

In today’s episode, we speak with Dr. Emily Kraus about correlations between low energy availability (LEA), the female athlete triad (FAT),  relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), and overall bone health. Tune in to learn whether you may be at risk for LEA, what you can do to help restore energy balance, and how you can avoid this state of energy deficiency.

Dr. Emily Kraus is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center. She specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) sports medicine and takes a unique approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries in athletes of all ages. She is involved in multiple Stanford IRB-approved research projects, including The Healthy Runner Project, a multicenter prospective interventional study focused on bone stress injury prevention in collegiate middle and long distance runners.

Dr. Kraus also spends time performing gait analysis at the Stanford Run Safe Injury Prevention Program and serves as a medical advisors for the Adaptive Sports Injury Prevention Program at the Palo Alto VA. She has research and clinical interests in endurance sports medicine, injury prevention, running biomechanics, the prevention of bone stress injuries in collegiate athletes and the promotion of health and wellness at any age of life.

She has completed nine marathons including Boston Marathon twice and one 50k ultramarathon. With running and staying physically active as one of her personal passions, she recognizes the importance of fitness for overall wellbeing and the prevention of chronic medical conditions.

Please note that this podcast is created strictly for educational purposes and should never be used for medical diagnosis and treatment.

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