‘Relative energy deficiency in sport’ (RED-S) refers to impaired physiological functioning caused by relative energy deficiency, and includes but is not limited to impairments of metabolic rate, menstrual function, bone health, immunity, protein synthesis, and cardiovascular health. You will hear McMaster University’s Dr Margo Mountjoy clarify the IOC’s consensus statement on this condition. Why it was needed. What the controversies are. And what clinicians can do in the clinic. Dr Mountjoy walks you through the new clinical tool the RED-S Clinical Assessment Tool (CAT) that uses a simple ‘green’, ‘orange’ and ‘red’ traffic light system for clinicians managing athletes who may be suffering the effects of insufficient energy intake.
The original 2014 consensus statement is here: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/48/7/491
The 2015 update/extension is here: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/49/7/417.full
And the clinical assessment took (CAT) is here: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/49/7/421.full.pdf