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Cumulative Endocrine Dysfunction in Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

By Dr Nicky Keay @nickyKfitness Unfortunately I continue to see athletes, both male and female, whose health and athletic performance is hampered due to Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S). There have been some high profile athletes who are very open about how RED-S has affected them, alerting younger athletes to potential pitfalls. Does this issue warrant highlighting? Yes! […]

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Temporal considerations in Endocrine/Metabolic interactions Part 2

By Dr Nicky Keay As discussed in the first part of this blog series, the Endocrine system displays temporal variation in release of hormones. Amplitude and frequency of hormonal secretion display a variety of time-related patterns. Integrating external lifestyle factors with this internal, intrinsic temporal dimension is crucial for supporting metabolic and Endocrine health and sport performance. Circadian misalignment and […]

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Temporal considerations in Endocrine/Metabolic interactions Part 1

By Dr Nicky Keay The Endocrine system displays temporal variation in release of hormones. Integrating external lifestyle factors with this internal, intrinsic temporal dimension is crucial for supporting metabolic and Endocrine health. Amplitude and frequency of hormonal secretion display a variety of temporal patterns: Diurnal variation, synchronised with external light/dark. Orchestrated by a specific area of the hypothalamus, […]

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